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Susan Varga – Rupture


Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be provided
Please note the earlier start time of 2pm for this event

Having always considered herself a prose writer, poetry took over completely for Susan Varga after a stroke. There is nothing obscure in these poems. They have the pace and power of a short novel as they chart the confronting journey of recovery. The resulting Rupture is at times bold, dark, humorous, and ultimately outward-looking.

"Susan’s is not a dark book, it’s a book that thumbs its nose at death and disease, it cocks an undaunted snook at them…"

Robert Dessaix

Hear Susan Varga read from and talk about the book with author of The Petrov Poems, Canberra’s Lesley Lebkowicz. 


"The directness and simplicity of these poems, beautifully arranged as stages in a recovery, carry the urgency, honesty and celebration of a life reclaimed."

Joan London


Earlier Event: October 17
Only in Australia – Book Launch
Later Event: October 27
Cellar Door Experience - Alpine Valleys