Our last launch for September was an extraordinary evening of readings and questions with Kay Syrad, a poet, novelist, and editor who also collaborates with performers and artists, who was launching what is near. As the poetry infolded the audience poured out praise in the Zoom chatbox – words like sublime, clever, moving, terrifying, beautiful and tender. This is a collection that faces the horror of what humanity is doing to the planet. It’s unflinching, not afraid to see the absurd irony of ecological breakdown, but also a plea to disrupt this slide into our own oblivion that is wiping out so many other species in the process. It’s a powerful collection, yet also one that speaks with lyrical beauty, insisting that we name what is being lost or allowing language and form to unravel in those moments when there are no words for what is unspeakable.
If you missed the launch or would like to view it again, you’ll find in below and the discount code is good through October 2021.