Corporeal Encounters – Conversation and Poetry Reading

DateNovember 10 2023
Time7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LocationFremantle LibraryFremantle

Join Lisa Collyer and Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon as they discuss the power and pitfalls of existing in a woman’s body in today’s world.

Lisa Collyer’s debut collection How to Order Eggs Sunny Side Up is a conversation in poems on the taboo and abject bodies of women. Collyer refuses selflessness, tackling the disquieting dilemmas of feminine space with erotic and comic freedom. How to Order Eggs Sunny Side Up was shortlisted for the eminent Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript.

Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon’s new collection If There is a Butterfly That Drinks Tears examines the experience of raising a child in the US in the wake of the Trump Presidency, while also exploring infertility, reproductive choice and the complexities of modern motherhood.

The title poem won the Katharine Susannah Prichard Poetry Prize in 2019. Natalie’s work has been widely anthologised in the US and Australia.