La Mama Poetica August features the powerful feminist poetry of Claire Gaskin, who will be reading from her collections ‘Eurydice Speaks’ and ‘Ismene‚Äôs Survivable Resistance’. Myron Lysenko brings haiku and senryu from his recent book ‘a ghost gum leans over’ as well as poems on the Russian War in Ukraine. Poet and essayist Prithvi Varatharajan will read from his rhythmic and reflective collection of poems and prose ‘Entries’. Heather Taylor Johnson (SA) will be sharing poems from her verse novel ‘Rhymes with Hyenas’, which gives female voice to characters written by men, and from her upcoming collection ‘Alternative Hollywood Ending’.

Featured poets: Heather Taylor Johnson, Prithvi Varatharajan, Claire Gaskin and Myron Lysenko.

MC: Amanda Anastasi

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