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Death of a Poet

“I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward” Seamus Heaney Today as the Brisbane Writers’ Festival is underway here at the State Library, which is home also to the Queensland Writers Centre, it is timely to reflect on the importance of poetry in the lives of ordinary people like me. Some poets … Read more

Transforming the legacy of Tindale

Annie Ah Sam (A)

Powerful portraits by Queensland artist Vernon Ah Kee capture the people behind the work of anthropologist Norman Tindale in a new exhibition at SLQ. Transforming Tindale, on from tomorrow, Thu 6 Sep until Sun 9 Dec, combines Vernon Ah Kee’s work with photographs collected by Norman Tindale in the 1930s. Vernon Ah Kee has created evocative artworks … Read more