Next Saturday, Landing Press will be launching their newest collection of poetry – My wide white bed by Trish Harris.
My wide white bed, Trish’s first collection of poetry, is inspired by her long stay in an orthopaedic ward. Navigating daily hospital life and the path to recovery, the poems capture a unique view of hospital life from a patient’s point of view and demonstrates, as Glenn Colquhoun puts it in his endorsement of the book, ‘how crucial imagination is to being well’.
At a time when health care is a much talked-about issue, this book contributes to the conversation in an insightful way with measure and hopefulness.
The launch will be held at Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua, Wellington from 2.30pm.
Here is a clip of Trish reading a poem from the book.