May you be able to handle whatever comes towards you with grace and ease. May life always be a grand and glorious adventure.
And yeah… ok, maybe it’s not real…
But isn’t that the way with so many of the things we allow to disturb us?
What about this one?
Nerve wracking to watch!
And then she just handles it all with such sureness and skill.
So, how about this for a take home message for 2016?
–identify what you want to change
–devise a plan
–persist (even when it looks like you might have some heavy lifting to do)
— grab onto it when a possibility presents
— and always have help lined up in case you need it.
Thank you to all who came to the Sydney launch at The Friend in Hand in Glebe forThe Party of Life (click here for photos — great bunch of people!). Big thanks to Bernard Cohen for the launching (video available soon), and to Claudia Taranto, Snow Li and Pam Brown for readings. A wonderful and warm afternoon.
Next stop… Melbourne.
To be launched by reviewer/critic and poet, Peter Kenneally, with contributing MC, Daryl Dellora, and a reading of some poems in Chinese by Emily Yuting Chen.
Meanwhile if you can’t make the launch and would like a copy — you can order one here. Limited numbers at the moment, so grab a copy if you want one, only $10 plus $2 for post and packing.
And if you can’t make the Sydney launch and you’re on the Central Coast – send me a message for the address and come along for a small launch-drinks at my house in Terrigal on Thursday 19th November at 6 for 6.30pm. If you’d like to know about any Melbourne event — just send a message and I’ll keep you informed. (And also let me know if you have any venue suggestions for Melbourne in December!)
And if you can’t make either launch and would like a copy — you can order one here. Limited numbers at the moment, so grab a copy if you want one, only $10 plus $2 for post and packing.
This is a bilingual (English and Chinese) new and selected poems, published by ASM/Flying Islands for the Pocket Book translation series, edited by Kit Kelen. Big thanks to my translator Ruby Chen and to Iris Fan for additional translations, and to Snow Li and Maria Wong for reading in Mandarin at the launches. (It will be the first time I’ve heard the poems read aloud in Chinese and I’m looking forward to this.)
And thank you to those who will be helping out at at the Sydney launch — Bernard Cohen for launching it, Pam Brown and Snow Li for reading poems, and Claudia Taranto for being contributing MC.
If you would like a review copy, let me know. And if you know any teachers of Chinese who might like a PDF copy, I’m happy to send them one.
Feeling very lucky to have another book out and another excuse for a party (it’s almost exactly a year since I launched Vagabondage) — hope to see you there!