Book Launch: I Said the Sea was Folded
Readings State Library — State Library Victoria, 285-321 Russell St, Melbourne 3000, Victoria
Join Sarah Krasnostein to celebrate the launch of Erik Jensen’s collection of short love poems titled I Said the Sea was Folded.
‘These poems were intended first as gifts. They are the story of falling in love … and realising that rejecting the gender binary is not one thing: it is everything.’ —Erik Jensen.
Erik Jensen is an award-winning journalist, biographer and screenwriter. These poems announce a new phase in his work. They are startling in their simplicity and their honesty – reminiscent of Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson and Seamus Heaney. The poems chart the first three years of Jensen’s relationship with his partner, a non-binary composer and musician. They are love poems, written against the complexity of understanding another person. Together they form a fragmentary memoir of hope, disagreement and love.
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