The Stars Like Sand: Awaiting Second Stage Ignition

The first launch of The Stars Like Sand has happened – and very good it was too! As my co-editor reports on her blog, we had a good group of poets from the anthology reading at the Melbourne launch – a double launch with poet Gemma White’ first collection Furniture is Disappearing.

About 70 people attended the launch at Melbourne’s Collected Works bookshop – you can see part of the crowd below, including one of the poets from the anthology, Sean Wright (with hat); publisher’s representative Breanne Rodda (seated on floor) and Collected Works owner Kris Hemensley (at right) (image courtesy Satya Helen Patrice).

Now we’re gearing up for the Canberra launch tomorrow night, and expecting another good crowd and another set of anthology poets to read!

If you’d like a copy of the book, it’s making its way into bookshops such as Melbourne’s Collected Works, and you can also buy it from the publisher and from

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