A Book launch for La Mama Poetica curator Amanda Anastasi’s new poetry book The Inheritors.

Amanda Anastasi, current Poet in Residence at the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub and convener of La Mama Poetica, launches her book The Inheritors (Black Pepper Publishing, 2021). This event will feature readings from special guest poets (to be announced) and readings from the new collection. 

Amanda Anastasi’s poetry has appeared in unlikely places, from the walls of Artist’s Lane in Windsor to The Massachusetts’s Review in the US. Amanda was the recipient of a 2018 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship and a 2020 Assembly for the Future Artist in Residence for The Things We Did Next, writing a series of poems set in the year 2029.  Her climate change poetry is featured in Best Australian Science Writing 2021.

“A daring, mesmeric collection. Anastasi weaves her way through these fresh, brave worlds with quiet strength and a careful, exquisite control. A vital and most necessary book from one of our finest.” – Ian McBryde