Kimberley Mann is a highly creative person. I first met her around 2002 when we were both doing TheatreSports in Adelaide. I bumped into her the following year when I joined Friendly Street Poets. As well as writing poetry she’s completed plays and a recent novel.
Kim (aka K*m) launched her first full poetry collection Awake During Anaesthetic – part of the Australian Poetry Centre’s New Poets 2009 series – last Saturday in Adelaide. Sadly I was elsewhere in the state and couldn’t make it. There’ll be a bigger launch at Katoomba on May 18 as part of the Sydney Writers Festival.
I haven’t sighted the book yet, but knowing Kim’s previous work, it’ll be a beauty.