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Poetry at the ASAL Conference

4 July @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Fish Song book cover, Caitlin Maling, Nandi Chinna, The Future Keepers book cover

Join Caitlin Maling and Nandi Chinna as they welcome new books into the world.

Hosted by Dennis Haskell, all are invited to celebrate the release of two new poetry collections at UWA’s UniClub Verandah. Don’t miss the chance to have your copy of the books signed by the authors.

Maling’s new collection Fish Song explores physical landscapes as well as historical and socio-cultural aspects of place. In this deeply personal work, she travels the coast of Western Australia, writing about what the ocean provides and questions what poetry might offer by way of solace and reconnection in an age of climate change.

Chinna’s The Future Keepers articulates the relatedness of humans to place, speaking to the gifts we receive from being open to encounters with other species, and the reciprocity that those gifts imply. Her work was written during a bitter and draining battle between activists and the State Government of Western Australia over the future of the Beeliar Wetlands and traverses time and territory, examining intergenerational inheritance, and contemplating what we might leave for future generations

This is a free event but places are limited. Please book via eventbrite.


4 July
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
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University Club of Western Australia
Entrance 1, Hackett Dr
Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
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