This in from Paperchain Manuka about the launch of local author Lawry Herron’s book of poetry:
‘In Timber Further Out – Poems’, is self-published by the writer, Lawry Herron, a former international lawyer and diplomat, later member of the Refugee Review Tribunal. He is now retired but works on a casual basis as a mediator. Lawry says of his book:
“The poems cropped up in some exotic places since I travelled a lot and lived in London, Vienna, Warsaw and Nairobi, in between terms in Canberra, and I experienced a few dramas: the aftermath of the bombing of Iraq’s nuclear reactor and of the Chernobyl meltdown; the collapse of the communist system in Poland, the German Democratic Republic and Czechoslovakia, where I served at the time; the massacre of Tutsis in Rwanda and being trapped in Burundi for a week by a fatal military coup.
The poems thus contain some political elements and the subjects range from the existential and the topical to the domestic and the personal. They also draw on my country background as a child and, later, farmer on the Darling Downs. They are in various forms, rhymed and unrhymed, free-form and formal, from sonnets, ballads and a villanelle to haiku. Some have been published elsewhere, a couple have won poetry competitions, others were highly commended. Essentially they are accessible and certainly are not intended to be fashionably cryptic or over-intellectualised.”
Friday March 30
5.45 for 6.00pm
RSVP Thursday March 29
Telephone 6295 6723 or