The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss was launched at the Fullers Bookshop in Hobart on the 26th June, 2019. Edited by two dedicated and inspirational writers, Terry Whitebeach and Gina Mercer, it was great to hear them talk about their passion for the project when they spoke at the launch. It was a real labour of love and I treasured being able to celebrate the finished product with them and a packed room full of other people. I read out my suite of poems titled Vacant Seats, which was published in the book, and explores the emotional impacts that infertility can have. I received lots of warm comments from people afterwards who appreciated or could relate to the poems.
One description of the anthology reads: "In this compelling collection, eighty-nine writers traverse their particular territory of loss and bring back travellers' tales. Their skillfully crafted accounts are insightful, inspiring, amusing, heart-breaking, resilient and, above all, damn good reading."
'This beautiful collection of writings explores the landscape of loss. It will meet you where you are. You'll find yourself reaching for particular pieces that somehow articulate how you're feeling, even before you've found the words to express it yourself... May this book become both a friend and a warm companion.' - Petrea King, Quest for Life Centre
You can buy copies here, here or from your bookshop.