Went to the launch last night of Geoff Page’s seventeenth book of poetry, Agnostic Skies, published by Five Islands Press, and launched at Collected Works Bookshop in Swanston St., Melbourne.
Robyn Rowland was going to launch it but couldn’t get there, so Alex Skovron read her speech, a thoughtful and intensive examination of the agnostic impulse that drives a lot of this book, and some of Geoff’s other work too.
Then Geoff Page read a selection of poems from the collection, and there was a surprising amount of lightness and humour in the poems too, which was appreciated by the small audience.
I should mention the bookshop too. I hadn’t been up to the new Swanston St reincarnation of this famous Melbourne poetry bookshop for a while, but the shop looks great, crammed full of poetry! Well worth a visit if you’re in town.