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Launch: Flow

Join us in celebration as we launch ‘Flow’ by Luoyang Chen.


Sep 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Centre for Stories

Join us for an evening of celebration as we launch Flow a collection of poems by Luoyang Chen. The evening will include readings from Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Andrew Sutherland, Kaya Ortiz, Baran Rostamian and a special virtual guest Norman Erikson Pasaribu.

Copies of Flow will be available to purchase on the evening. Drinks and nibbles included.

RSVP is essential, or purchase a ticket to secure your attendance and a copy of the book (to collect on the evening).

About Luoyang

Luoyang Chen was born and raised in a small town in Fujian, China. Luoyang has lived on the sovereign Lands of First Nations peoples, the unceded Kulin Nation and Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, and is currently living on Wongatha Country. Luoyang’s poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Westerly, Overland, Australian Poetry Anthology, Hello Keanu!, Pulch Magazine, Portside Review, Cordite Poetry Review, and more. They are very funny.

Praise for Flow

“Flow is a brilliant, cohesive work of vision and revision. Flow might be disembodied, but the Flow of Chen’s vision is provisionally bodied, a metapoetic spectre who flicks and refracts: mirror, memory and capacious mind. Flow is a truth-teller and a teller of lies with some truth to them. Flow navigates trip-wires and sunlight. Flow moves from currents of dark history, crossing and translating places and generations, holding a light to the violence of racism and exclusion, choosing instead radical openness and connection.” – Felicity Plunkett

“To flow is to love and to allow social and emotional complexity to be richly present, but flow can also destroy or deliver cataclysmic consequences when driven by ideology or violence. Chen explores this binary with a rare and beguiling combination of metapoetic wit, heart and disarming political analysis. Aggregate complexity is delivered in deceptively simple lyrics that often test the page as field, exploiting bold enjambments and lineation.” – A Frances Johnson

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