8 Sep 2019

Poet Anne Kennedy's new work is inspired by memory

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 8 September 2019
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The memories and emotions surrounding the accidental death of her big brother Phillip in 1973, have been poured into a new poetry collection by Anne Kennedy.

Moth Hour is not a eulogy or a lament but a series of poems, many riffing on a poem he'd written in his late teens, and that was found in his papers. The young man shared his little sister's love of language and writing.

Anne and Lynn Freeman start their conversation about this deeply personal poetry collection with her brother's poem followed by one of her own.


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