Publishing poetry is an honour. And when a collection is as exquisite as Kerry Hammerton’s fourth, afterwards, it is pure delight, too. We launched the book last night at The Book Lounge. Kerry was in conversation with Finuala Dowling and read from her beautiful collection – in content and design (the book features Kerry’s photograph on the cover and was designed by Monique Cleghorn). Another magical event that encourages me to continue working for what I am hoping to create at Karavan Press – a sense of literary belonging, a home for writers.
I want to thank The Book Lounge for supporting us from the moment when Karavan Press was only a dream. Many thanks to Finuala Dowling for her sublime writing, and for everything that she does to nurture writers in South Africa and beyond. Finuala edited afterwards. Thank you, Kerry, for joining the Karavan Press family. And thank you to all poetry lovers who joined us last night, especially all – present and future – Karavan Press authors.