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Join Fiona Farrell, Otago University Press and Scorpio Books for the launch of Nouns, Verbs, etc, which collects the best poems from 25 years of writing and intersperses it with other work thus far ‘uncollected’. The themes are wide ranging: political and personal, regional and global, including love and birth and death, war and emigration, history and landscape. 

‘Fiona Farrell’s poems look light and lyrical and tidy on the page, which is the way they manage the storms of feeling that race along their lines. These are poems that know how much we yearn for terra firma yet how often we must deal with broken things. They care about family. They speak against injustice. They also know how to rescue the heart and let it sing.’ Bill Manhire

COVID-19 update. Ticket allocation is for the current Alert Level. If there is a change back to Level 2 at the time of the festival, tickets purchased under the original Level 2 requirements will be given preference. Refunds will be processed by Eventfinda for tickets no longer valid under updated conditions.


Fiona Farrell
Thursday, 29 October
Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford Street 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Free - please register
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