Laurie Duggan reading at the The inaugural ‘Reading the River’ poetry reading, 17 January 2020.

As we have had to postponed the March Reading the River Reading, we are looking back at the inaugural reading which took place on 14 January this year. On Sunday we shared Anne Casey’s reading, today we are uploading Laurie Duggan reading  at  The Cottage Gallery at Brooklyn.

Laurie Duggan’s most recent books are Selected Poems 1971-2017 (Shearsman, 2018) and Afterimages, a limited-edition work from Polar Bear. some of his earlier books include East: poems 1970-74 (1976), Under the Weather  (1978), Adventures in Paradise (1982), The Great Divide: Poems 1973-83 (1985), The Ash Range (1987), Two Epigrams from Martial(1989), All Blues : Eight Poems  (1989), Blue Notes (1990), The Home Paddock : Blue Hills 21-35 (1991), New and Selected Poems 1971- 1993  (1996),  Mangroves(2003), Compared to What: Selected Poems 1971-2003 (2003), Let’s Get Lost (2005), The Passenger  (2006),  Allotments  (2011), Catnips (2012), The Pursuit of Happiness(2012), Leaving Here ( 2012), The Collected Blue Hills (2012), East & Under the Weather (2014). He lived in the UK from 2006 to 2018 and is now living back in Sydney. A new book, Homer Street, is forthcoming from Giamondo in April 2020.

The Reading the River Readings are sponsored by Rochford Street Review. The March, featuring Irina Frolova, Chris Mansell, Les Wicks, Martin Langford, Tricia Dearborn and Richard Tipping, has been postponed due to COVID-19. The following reading, on Saturday 23 May, will be reviewed closer to the date.

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