The People’s Library is a contemporary artwork with a uniquely Tasmanian library at its core. Over 150 authors bring this performance library to life through readings, discussions and live events. Join us throughout September where a groundswell of public telling awaits.
Solitude founds and fuels these poems. In Peopling The Dirt Patch, each poem traces a crisis of isolation out into the dearth of words, the deforestation of ideas, the die-back of things, conjuring masks for company, worrying a patch of earth for a time, never long, before retreating snailwise into the safety house of itself – to write. It’s a cycle only you, dear reader, can break.
ACQUISITION COLOUR #70. HONEY YELLOW†
is sulphur yellow mixed with chesnut brown.
†adapted from Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours (1814)