Last month a new collection of poems by Venie Holmgren was published. Since then Venie has had launches in Daylesford and Castlemaine promoting The Tea House Poems. The Melbourne launch will be held this Thursday Dec 5th (4.30pm) at Collected Works bookshop in the city.
Most people report they just love Venie’s poetry, as well here are some endorsements from people who know what they are talking about:
It’s rare to find a book that works so well as a sustained, quiet sequence, with a real sense of personality and as well as sharp intelligence
The most beautiful collection of poetry I have read in the longest time.
I hold her teahouse poems more gently than I do most, in my hands.
Exquisite and glorious
Perfectly poised work. A remarkable book.
A lovely production, perfectly suited to your [Venie’s] spare, elegant poems.
A much needed story of old age told by a master poet.
Here are some of the highlights recorded in Daylesford and Castlemaine.
Peter O’Mara launching Venie’s new book, read some from the Tea House Poems in Daylesford, accompanied by Tony Soccio on mandolin.
Here’s one of Venie’s performances.
Nola Firth made a launching speech at Castelmaine, while Ross Donlon M.C.’d.
The Tea House Poems are available from Lulu.com.