Bookclub: Jennifer Maiden 'Pirate Rain'

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Bookclub: Jennifer Maiden 'Pirate Rain'

Time: October 25, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Madam Fling Flongs
Street: 169 King St
City/Town: Newtown
Event Type: discussion, bookclub, members
Organized By: Adrian Wiggins
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2010

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ALL WELCOME as the bookclub convenes at 7pm on Monday 25 October upstairs at Madam Fling Flongs (aka Soni's – 169 King St, Newtown) to discuss Jennifer Maiden's Pirate Rain.

(Sometimes there are private functions on upstairs, so if we're not up there, we'll be perched in the front bar downstairs.)

What you need to do between now and then: read the book, develop an opinion.

Poetry, Paperback
ISBN 978 1 920882 59 4
Publication April 2010

Via Giramondo:

Pirate Rain builds on the highly acclaimed George Jeffreys poems, exploring themes of power, violence, politics and love across Paris, Baghdad, New York and the waters of the Gulf.

The poems discuss the US Presidential campaign, the War on Terror, economic crises and celebrity meltdowns on the one hand, and intensely personal themes of anger, privacy, family, art and love on the other, bringing each into sharp and often biting relief against the other.

Pirate Rain is a vigorous, rich and witty collection, from one of the most individual voices of contemporary Australian poetry.

Order at Giramondo or try your local bookshop.

This title was suggested by Tricia Dearborn.

Jennifer Maiden has won the NSW Premier’s Award for Poetry twice, the Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry, the Christopher Brennan Award for a lifetime of achievement in poetry, and many other prizes. Her recent poetry books include Acoustic Shadow (1993), Mines (1999) and Friendly Fire (2005), which won the Age Book of the Year Award.

A monthly meet-up to discuss a recently published title.
* All welcome.
* We all read the same book.
* We meet on the last Monday of the month.
* We talk about the book.
* We choose another book for next month.
* Simple. Clean. Fun.

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Comment by Adrian Wiggins on October 2, 2010 at 14:45
Geoff Page has reviewed Pirate Rain for the The Book Show on ABC radio. Transcript and audio available.

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