Link below only active for download this week!!!
Since the tyranny of distance (and now we have the tyranny of distancing to compound matters) has put to bed the prospect of live zooming with you all I hope sharing some art and literature I have deeply enjoyed will be of value my friends.
I attended a fascinating Zoom conversation/book launch for Philip Salom’s new book. I love his fraction and poetry though his writing often seems to defy and cross genres. I’ve been absorbed into Philip’s books and read them cover to cover or enjoyed picking them up and reading them in ,short bursts because the text is so often elegantly layered despite seemingly easy to read at first. It is exciting that there is a new book out!
There is some fascinating discussion on writing poetry vs fiction and the nature of fiction and its relationship to experience, leaving things out, shadows, and narrative.
Philip Salom in conversation with James Ley, regarding Philip’s recently published novel, The Fifth Season (Transit Lounge).
Here’s the link to purchase the book, from Christine Gordon at Readings who organised and introduced the interview.
The Fifth Season demands that we confront ideas about art, about life and about who we are. You can purchase it here: https://www.readings.com.au/products/32919071/the-fifth-season