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Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery - Book Launch, 'Unmooring' by Bridget Auchmuty.

Location: Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery
Region: Alexandra
Dates: Sat, 26 September 2020 @ 4pm - 6pm.

  • Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery - Book Launch, 'Unmooring' by Bridget Auchmuty.

'Unmooring' is a collection of poetry by Oturehua resident Bridget Auchmuty. 'We are unmoored by circumstances that set us adrift from our normal lives into unknown waters. The poems in this debut collection range from the luxury of certainty, through the loss of a partner, to establishing a new life in a different part of the country. But nothing is secure, and a global pandemic threatens again to disrupt the familiar. Through it all, there is reassurance in recognizing the perfection in arising and passing away.'

Bridget Auchmuty was born in Britain in 1951, came to New Zealand to visit her sister, and never went home. She spent more than thirty years in the Nelson region, where she and her partner lived on ten acres in the Motueka valley. After his death she shifted to the Ida Valley in Central Otago, where she lives in a yurt. The core of this collection formed one component of her Master’s degree in Creative Writing at Massey University.

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It is the work of a poet who knows how important people and places are ... I kept thinking, too, about life's voyagings. I found the whole very affecting - touching, tender, rueful at times and very affecting. And all the more impressive for being unsentimental. - Brian Turner


Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery

21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra