Invitation to Dressing for the Cannibals

Last night I got my official invitation to the launch of Frankie McMillan's first poetry collection, Dressing for the Cannibals. There were lots of inappropriate jokes about undressing, salad dressing, mustard, relish, etc etc. (David Gregory was there … sigh!) Jokes aside, it should be a really good book. Frankie is routinely there-or-thereabouts in poetry competitions, …

’tis the season for booklaunches (trala lala la lala la la)

There must be something in the water. Honestly, for a cultural wasteland, Christchurch has a lot going on at the moment! Tonight is the launch of Bernadette Hall's 9th poetry collection, The Lustre Jug (Victoria University Press, rrp $24.99). It's being held in the TelstraClear Club, right in front of the Cathedral. Geoff Cochrane will …