The launch of Dream Houses took place at the beautiful Lesesaal bookshop and cafe, Stadthausbrücke 6 Hamburg, on 25 October 2019.
News Flash! Dream Houses Launch confirmed for the beautiful Lesesaal bookshop and cafe, Stadthausbrücke 6 Hamburg, on 25 October at 7.30 pm.
I like to think poems are reflections of a truth, but only in that one moment.
For me, German is first and foremost a pragmatic language that has to do with dealing with authorities and buying groceries, an everyday language. But my inner world is English, and to externalise this I use the appropriate means. For me, writing poetry in my native language is also about re-centering myself within a language which links me to an earlier life in New Zealand.
DREAM HOUSES is Tessa Sinclair Scott’s first poetry collection; 13 years, 3 countries and 2 languages in the making. Published by Kelsay Books and with a foreword by acclaimed Australian poet Judith Beveridge.
The poem Paradise Diptych (download here) from my first poetry collection DREAM HOUSES was inspired by this mural by New Zealand artist Colin McCahon. Painted directly on the interior wall of the artist’s kitchen, circa 1952, it was acquired directly from McCahon’s French Bay home (now the McCahon House museum) by my father in the […]
Someone, somewhere, once said that we become the books that we read. So, if we read happy books, we get happy, right? Well, now you can experiment on yourself with the nicely produced volume Was Mein Leben Reicher Macht from Knaur Verlag. These collected musings of Die Zeit reading Germans are now available in hardback […]