Launch of Incantations/Incarcerations

Join Bernice Chauly in conversation with poet Lawrence Ypil for the launch of Bernice Chauly's latest book of poetry, Incantations/Incarcerations.

Date: Friday August 23rd
Time: 8pm-10m
Location: Lit Books

Incantations/Incarcerations is a rumination on ageing, menopause, losing one's children to the world, climate change, and the slow decline of the body. In this collection, Bernice Chauly will once again chart the unsayable and the confessional, and speak from places where few dare to write from - of the older woman, desire and loneliness, and of the certainty of death.

'When poetry collections are obsessed with the discovery of voice of the newness of style, it is refreshing to read poems that are stripped bare, fierce, and direct. Incantatory, yes, and imbued with the structures of ritual, but also blunt and unapologetic in the way that is wrought from a belief in the capacious possibilities of the personal. These are the poems of the mid-life: on motherhood and memory, on the love for daughters and lovers. But they are also grief songs for a wounded world, and built from the ability to bear witness to the contours of affliction – and to sing.'

Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, author of The Experiment of the Tropics and co-winner of the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM MYT
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