Sunsets & Kites
Publisher: Author's Republic
Flloyd Kennedy's first collection of poems, songs and stories have been gathered together in much the same way as she has lived her life - moving from place to place when the need arises, stopping to take note of the chaos and the kindness she encounters, and sharing her ideas with a dry Aussie sense of the ridiculous. She writes about her personal experience of life, not as memoir but as a means of making some kind of sense of life in general. Whether she's celebrating the Singing Beetle, analysing the Anatomy of Despair, Dreaming of a fantasy lover or exposing the nonsense of Austerity and the so-called Bottom Line, Flloyd uses wry wit and a philosophical turn of mind to show the world in a different, scattered light . “Flloyd Kennedy’s collection is the real deal: honest, unsparing, hilarious and heartfelt. Her wryly observed stories, told in poetry and song, will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading, and re-reading, again and again.” Lauren Grodstein, author of “Our Short History” and “A Friend of the Family”."“With kindness, love and a gentleness almost forgotten, I found these words prising open my soul without my knowledge. I am left unsettled, and my mind and heart are more exposed. There is a slowness in this book that is missing in the world. A kindness. A gentle beauty to the words and rhythms that allows the deeper meanings to move in the shadows. Visible but unseen… and I am changed. This book is a delight. Make yourself a cup of tea, turn your phone off, sit in the comfy chair and allow yourself to drift gently with the tides for an hour or so." Ted Gray, Liverpool playwright.