October 6, 2019 posted by Unity Wellington

AFTERGLOW: Moth Hour by Anne Kennedy & Listening In by Lynley Edmeades

AFTERGLOW: Moth Hour by Anne Kennedy & Listening In by Lynley Edmeades

Friday 27th September brought on the delightful double poetry launch of Anne Kennedy’s Moth Hour & Lynley Edmeades’ Listening In. Fellow writer Jenny Bornholdt started us off with a beautiful review of Listening In, and Lynley read some excerpts; imagery of sleepy southern landscapes, road-trips “..the sunlight lies down across everything.” We listened intently to her observations of sound, communication – listening. Elizabeth Caffin introduced Anne Kennedy, who gave us a blend of humour, mischief & sadness, while Bill Lake accompanied her on guitar, transforming her poems into very entertaining & sweet songs. The night was full of merriment, with big laughs, fans young and old & many wines. A huge congratulations to Anne & Lynley for such a stunning launch.

A very hapū Lynley Edmeades being shown the flow of the evening by our Luke Finnigan.

Our permanent resident attendee writer, Elizabeth Knox

Huge poetry fan and new tiny friend for Nibbles the Monster.

Jenny Bornholdt gives a rave review of Lynley’s book, Listening In.

Bill Lake chats before the launch

Jenny Bornholdt

Elizabeth Caffin, prepped to introduce.

Lynley Edmeades reads.

Anne Kennedy, cheekily reading her poems, while Bill Lake strums.

Bill Lake

Moth Hour signing

Lynley listening in


Moth Hour (Auckland University Press $25) & Listening In (Otago University Press $28) are available in store or online at Unity Books.

Words and photos by George Banach-Salas.

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