Past resident James Norcliffe launches poetry collection

Book Launch – Letter to ‘Oumuamua by James Norcliffe
Thursday 23 February
5:30 pm–7:30 pm

Scorpio Books is hosting the launch of Letter to ‘Oumuamua, a new collection of poetry from acclaimed poet James Norcliffe, launched by Erik Kennedy, and published by Otago University Press.

Scorpio Books
120 Hereford Street

If you’d like to come along, just email with your name and the number of guests attending for catering purposes.

About the book
James Norcliffe’s eleventh poetry collection, Letter to ‘Oumuamua, follows his recent receipt of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry.

In this wry and witty collection – addressed to the first interstellar object ever to be detected in our solar system – Norcliffe applies a cool, clear eye to human life on Earth. Our foibles and absurdities are laid bare, but so too is the human capacity for love, desire, sorrow and regret.