Afterglow, a poetry salon

featuring the long-awaited collection by Laura Jan Shore, published by Interactive Press, Brisbane.  

Sunday, the 25th of October 3-5 pm at Burringbar School of Arts Hall.

Emma Lees will offer musical interludes. Kathryn Boorman will MC. Light refreshments.  The event is free. Signed books available for $25.

No one knows how many times we’re born / or why, life after life, this joy and devastation. 

This is the mystery explored again and again in Laura Jan Shore’s beautifully written and fully imagined poems that comprise Afterglow. She revisits her dead husband, and he revisits her in various guises, times, places and voices, each a facet of the many person-ed selves we are and have been to one another during this lifetime and into the next. The wisdom in these poems is startling and snaps us into and out of dream. Shore reminds us poem by poem: 

You know you’re here to be /broken. Nothing to fix.      

 Dorianne Laux, author Only The Day is Long: New and Selected Poems, finalist for 2020 Pulitzer Prize