Evening Calm by Clarice Beckett
Event: Book Launch of A House by the River by Diane Fahey,
published by Puncher & Wattmann,
to be launched by Michelle Borzi
Where: Collected Works Bookshop, Level 1, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne.
When: Monday 21st March, 6 pm for 6.30 pm
Cost: Free entry but R.S.V.P. (see further information below)
Further information: email@example.com; or 03 9654 8873.
A House by the River journeys through the six years Diane Fahey lived with her mother, Patricia, as her carer, and ends at a point five years after her death. Both the challenges and radiant moments of the relationship of mother and daughter are given enduring form in poems that hold the tension between hope and truth, charting a gradual grief – then loss, and its aftermath.
Diane Fahey is one of Australia’s foremost poets. She has been the recipient of various poetry prizes and literary grants, as well as of writer’s residencies in Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Australia.