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Poetry Launch: Mother Country by Helen Moore

Wednesday, Jun 12 2019
19:30 - 21:00
Helen Moore
location: Lighthouse Bookshop

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How does a poet cope with being disinherited by her mother?

She writes The Mother Country…

Under English law a parent still has the right to disinherit their offspring, and this collection is a poet’s response to being written out of her mother’s will.

Exploring dispossession in a range of forms – from colonial legacies in Scotland and Australia to contemporary impacts of industrial civilisation on human health, planetary systems and our children’s future – The Mother Country is simultaneously a journey through sorrow, a quest for poetic justice, and a movement towards forgiveness and ecological restoration.


Helen Moore is an award-winning British ecopoet currently based in Sydney. She has published two poetry collections, Hedge Fund, And Other Living Margins (Shearsman Books, 2012) and ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015), acclaimed by the Australian poet John Kinsella as “a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics”. A collaborative bilingual Italian-English work, INTATTO. INTACT: Ecopoesia. Ecopoetry, was published by La Vita Felice in 2017, and in May 2018 Helen gave the annual INSPIRE Hay Festival lecture entitled ‘Is love the answer?’ www.helenmoorepoet.com


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