It was a joy to spend time in Canberra, reconnecting with old poetry and personal friends. I loved reading at Manning Clark House. Manning Clark House is a special venue for its history, its beauty and ambience. I like the sense of dipping into the literary history of Canberra. Many thanks to those whose work keeps the place and this reading running.
I am currently being fascinated by The Petrov Poems by Lesley Lebkowicz. Lesley and I first connected at Wollongong a very long time ago. I remember after one lecture sitting with her and comparing the gender balance in some of the current literary journals. That confirmed my decision to publish as E A. How were we to know that within a few years just about every fact regarding an author’s profile could be detected within moments via the web?
Lesley is a fine poet and this book has the added advantage of historical and cultural intrigue.