Diane Fahey’s A House by the River, published by Puncher & Wattmann, will be launched by Michelle Borzi on Monday 21st March, 6 for 6.30pm at Collected Works Bookshop, Level 1, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne. R.S.V.P. if possible: or 03 9654 8873.
Diane Fahey’s poem ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ featured in the program notes of a concert at the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, August 4, 2015: see download of program notes for August 4 in Calendar section on mostlymozart.org.
‘A Death in Winter’, a sequence honouring Leo Seemanpillai, a Tamil refugee who died of self-immolation in Geelong, in June 2014, was published in Index on Censorship, 43.04, at the end of 2014. It has now been published in eurekastreet.com where it can be freely accessed.
In 2014, Diane Fahey received a New Work Grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, to support the writing of a poetry collection set in the West of Ireland. She will be travelling in Ireland for long periods during 2015 and 2016 while writing and researching this book, to be titled West.
The Stone Garden: Poems from Clare was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize of the NSW Premier’s Awards, 2014.
A House by the River, a poetry collection set in Barwon Heads, which centres on the six years the poet lived with her mother as her carer, is forthcoming from Puncher & Wattmann in 2015.
Sanctuaries, a poetry collection focusing on birds and the natural environment, will be published by Whitmore Press in 2016.