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The Spin Newsletter, Issue 59, June 2015
Welcome to the June edition of The Spin packed with news and reviews, and photos of our latest events.


The Mad Poet's Tea Party by Sandy Jeffs

The Mad Poet’s Tea Party provides a devastating commentary on how our society treats those with mental illness from the perspective of someone who has experienced all its interventions. It captures in poetic form the enigmas and contradiction in madness.


Photo: Sandy Jeffs reading from her new book of poems The Mad Poet's Tea Party at her wonderful launch held at Christmas Hills, Victoria on June 11


Wave by Hoa Pham


Wave explores the alienation of being an international student in Australia with great pathos and depth, told with Hoa Pham's characteristic compassion and lyricism. Alice Pung


  Anna Couani reviews Haifa Fragments  in  Rochford Street Review
This book is as much about a woman seeking self-determination and agency as it is about trying to reconcile and overcome the cultural and political differences in the country.

  Bronwyn Lacken from King's College, London reviews Bite Your Tongue
Rendle-Short has created an engaging, unsettling and at times darkly funny account of her childhood that will be of interest to those studying literary representations of mother- daughter relationships.

  Sue Gould reviewing for The Advertiser gives The Floating Garden four stars!
The book teems with charlatans, eccentrics and those doing it tough in a time of hardship and prejudice. Yet Ashmere weaves a sense of hope and redemption as her characters seek to rediscover their true selves.


AT: NEW VOICES: Story Behind the Story
St Margaret's Church
Pitt Street, Eltham


Olivera Simić, author of Surviving Peace : A Political Memoir will be apearing at New Voices 2015
Saturday July 18
St Margaret's Church
Pitt Street, Eltham

Three chances to meet Emma Ashmere, author of The Floating Garden  at the Byron Bay Writers Festival in August.

*Friday 7th Aug: 1.45-2.45pm Herstory, Historical Fiction
*Sat 8th Aug: 9-9.45am Meet the locals
*Sun 9th Aug: 4.15-5pm Pathways to Publication

Best Regards,
Spinifex Press Staff

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