great launch yesterday. andrew denton was downstairs, but it seems he didn’t come along to buy fourW 18. anyway, Susan Lever did a fine job introducing the book, & there were readings from the following writers:

Jill Jones (who was awarded the Booranga Prize for best poem), Joanne Burns, Graham Wood, Les Wicks, John Egan, Andrew Purches, Kate Waterhouse, Lesley Walter, Michael Crane, & David Hope.

contributors who couldn’t be there will get their copies as soon as is possible; overseas contributors may have to wait a little bit longer. if you want to buy the book (& who wouldn’t…) you can go here. we are upgrading the ordering system but at the moment you will have to physically send a cheque. this is silly, i know, but… there are hurdles…

fourW is away. hooray, no more public speaking, at least for a little while.