Katherine E. Seppings

Art, Photography, Writing

Month: July, 2016

Mary Cresswell’s review of ‘When Embers Dance’ – Plumwood Mountain journal

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‘Poetry of witness can come from other than battlefield trenches, blood and bombs. Katherine Seppings’ chapbook begins with horrific climate, both a heatwave and a firestorm … The poems move on, taking in more of the animal world (sheep in “Animal Liberation”, 8-9) and geographical space (“Avebury”, 11).
“Seville” brings people back into the equation (the kindness of strangers, when “All I could say was ‘gracias’”, 12) , followed by “Boat People” (“Who would come in a boat to these shores / girt by shark nets?”, 13).
By these two poems, presented one after the other, we are reminded that poetry of witness is a poetry of tension and of intolerable contrasts, not only wet versus dry but also what we pretend versus what we do:’
Read more – https://plumwoodmountain.com/mary-cresswell-reviews-when-embers-dance-by-katherine-seppings/

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When Embers Dance Launch Photos

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My poetry collection launch – When Embers Dance published by Melbourne Poets Union – the Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine, Nov 2015

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MPU President Steve Smart (emcee)
Ross Donlon launching When Embers Dance

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John Hannah (musician), Katherine Seppings, John Romeril (playwright) and David Wallace (craftsman)

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Poets – Wendy Fleming, Anne Elvey (editor), Tru Dowling, Ross Donlon, Rob Wallis, Mark Slattery and Ann de Hugard

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Katherine Seppings and cousin, artist, Janine Tanzer

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MPU officials Christina Spry and Wendy Fleming with Katherine Seppings.
The garden of the Maurocco Bar, Castlemaine.

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Photos by Maya