Giramondo Publishing warmly invites you
to the launch of Hotel Hyperion
the new collection by Lisa Gorton
to be launched by Kate Middleton
on Thursday 9th May
6:00 for 6.30 pm
351 (the red door) Lygon St
(From the media release):
By turns intimate and grand in scale, Gorton’s new collection of poems features snow domes, storm glasses, museum display cases, an ancestral home and the air-locked rooms of a mythical space hotel: all images which contains worlds within worlds, rooms which open onto other rooms.
Hotel Hyperion is a baroque collection, playing with notions of inward and outward space, constructing its intricate perspectives with a restrained delicacy.
The title sequence is set in the future, in a space hotel where a collector gathers artefacts for a museum recording the history of space settlement. It also recalls Keats’ great poem, ‘The Fall of Hyperion’.
Lisa Gorton’s first collection Press Release won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry; she is the author of Cloudland, a novel for children, and an editor, essayist and reviewer.