The Good Holding Ground Launch will take place on Friday, April 29,
from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Planet Earth Poetry, #103-1633 Hillside Ave., Victoria, BC.
Good Holding Ground maps the awakening of sexuality and how our bodies and hearts respond to marital and family bonds.
The sense of wilderness, the body out of control, is described in vivid detail in many of the poems. From sailing in the uncertain waves of the Pacific, to a cancer diagnosis, Kerkham explores our place in nature and struggles to negotiate the varied relationships that have a powerful hold on us. These poems are at once personal and a testament to our times.
In precise and painterly detail, they investigate the diverse worlds of family and explore our ambivalence, anger, gratitude and desire.