Sarah Rice - Fingertip of the Tongue - Sunday 5th November

To be launched by Luke Fischer

Including Q&A hosted by Marcus Costello, from SBS's The Feed
Fingertip of the Tongue explores the texture, tone, taste, and touch of language:

No longer knowing which is sweeter
the cherry or the feel of the word in my mouth

About the author:
Sarah Rice is a Canberra-based art-theory lecturer, visual artist and poet who won the inaugural 2014 Ron Pretty poetry award, the 2014 Bruce Dawe poetry prize, co-won the 2013 Writing Ventures, and 2011 Gwen Harwood poetry prizes, and was twice long-listed in the University of Canberra Poetry Prize, shortlisted in the New Millennium Writings, Axel Clark, Yeats, ACU, Fish, Montreal, Tom Howard, Jean Cecily Drake-Brockman, CJ Dennis, Philip Bacon, and Michael Thwaites poetry awards. Her limited-edition, art-book of poetry Those Who Travel (prints Patsy Payne, Ampersand Duck 2010), is held in the NGA and other institutions and collections. Publications include the Global Poetry Anthology, Award Winning Australian Writing, and Best Australian Poetry, Long Glances: A Snapshot of new Australian Poetry, The House is Not Quiet and the World is Not Calm: Poetry from Canberra, Island, Southerly, Contrappasso, Aesthetica, ABR, The New Guard, Australian Poetry Journal. Her full-length poetry manuscript Fingertip of the Tongue was released by UWAP in October this year.

These poems are sometimes whimsical, sometimes deeply personal, always satisfying. Sarah Rice displays a fascination with form and a great skill in finding the startlingly apt word, the evocative insight. Hers is a poetry of mind and heart. (Ron Pretty)     BUY THE BOOK


Date and time: Sunday 5th November, 3.30pm for 4pm

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