A Book Launch – Nekhau by Rico Craig
Rico Craig’s third collection of poetry – NEKHAU – will be launched in Sydney on Sunday 7th August. Come along to hear him chat about why it’s called Nekhau and the thinking behind some of the poems.
The collection will be launched by Bilal Hafda.
About the collection:
Rico Craig’s poems flit between what is washed up on the shoreline of human experience, and what is swept away. They are talismans wrought of memory, tender words told under breath, and new ways of being with, and while, beloved. In spite of their charm or warning, these are poems to drown in.
Shastra Deo, author of The Agonist
Nekhau explores the deeper resonance of imagination and reality. Craig is a natural poet who isn’t afraid to bend, blend, repair, and hem a tapestry of language distinctive to him. It isn’t often that you come across a writer who knows how to bind lightning with the ground, tenderness with one gesture, and fear with immeasurable possibilities. These are poems made for the sea and its stars.
Sam Roxas-Chua, author of Fawn Language, Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater, and Echolalia in Script
As part of this launch there’ll be a special, one-time-only, group reading of a poem from the collection. This is guaranteed to be stress free! An audio engineer will be working with the author and audience to create a recording in which a reading done by the author will be interspersed with a group reading by the audience. It’ll be a unique and hopefully fun way for the audience to be part of the launch. The readings will be combined on the day, and the recording will be shared at the end of the launch.
Hope you can come along!
Date: Sunday 7th August
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: Redfern Story Factory, 176 Redfern St, Redfern