Congratulations to Eileen Casey on her latest collection, ‘Berries for Singing Birds’.
The launch of the collection will take place at the Writers’ Centre, on October 16th, 6.30 p.m.
This is a free event. All welcome!
“Within this armful of poems, from ‘Workhouse’ through to the ‘Lilly Pilly Tree Song’, images conjured by her words express a subject matter that is laden with pain. Eileen Casey’s poetry is so evocative. Readers meet orphan girls, following the promise of home, travelling to the ends of the earth. Descendants, decades later, are testament that some of these lasses lived lives filled with abundance while others fared less well in the newly-colonised land of Australia.” Dr Christina Henri