“Open collects between two covers some of the very best of the thoughtful, wise, mysterious, layered, haunting, lyrical work Sarah St Vincent Welch has been producing over many years. ‘Open’, the verb and ‘open’, the adjective are both hard at work in this book as she engages with memory, myth and dream, while remaining tethered to life’s dailiness, in public libraries and private gardens, on beaches, in houses and among children at play. If you are new to her work you will be enchanted. If you are already a fan you will reminded all over again of what has delighted you in her spare, gorgeous lines and unique consciousness. Here ‘a furled child hides’, and waits, ready to root and bloom in your mind when you open yourself to these poems.
………………………………………………………….– Melinda Smith
Open will be launched in Sydney, along with thinking process by Anna Couani (Owl Publications), at The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW on Sunday 10 March at 2pm.
Open will have its Canberra launch at ‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Monday Night’, Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra City/Civic on Monday at 7pm on Monday 8th April.
If you can’t make it to the launches you can order your copy of Open below.