Your Beautiful Names
by Katherine Seppings
During the Castlemaine State Festival 2015, as a member of Castlemaine Wordmine, I had a poem included in Your Beautiful Names, a chapbook of poetry written in response to Our Beautiful Voices a collection of poems by asylum seekers. An exhibition and reading of this poetry was held in the Word Mine room, Castlemaine, in conjunction with the exhibition Out of the Darkness created by a group of Queenscliff artists and hosted by Castlemaine Rural Australians for Refugees and Christ Church.
Sat 28 March – Sun 5 April.
Read ‘Why’ by the asylum seeker and my response poem ‘Why’ here – https://katherineseppings.com/poetry/
Hi Kate I just read your poems and was reminded of the passion with which you’ve live your eventful life. What adventures are unfolding at the moment? I see you’re still a protector of refugees and holder of the flame of human compassion on behalf of the ever more self centred Australian society. I’m so glad there are people like you. I did my final year research project on refugees last semester, specifically on the rural press coverage of the issues. We looked at Wagga and Griffith and Coffs and other towns and found that refugee coverage in their local papers has gone through a major positive transformation in the last decade which gives cause for hope. I’m actually going to be giving a presentation on our findings at a symposium later in July… congrats on your latest poems they’re beautiful. Lots of love James
Beautiful inspiring work Katherine. Thank you.