Poetry and Butterflies – surely a match made in heaven?

Butterflies are symbols of hope and rebirth; their journey from “ugly” caterpillar creeping along, to “beautiful” butterfly floating on the breeze inspires people all over the world. To watch this beautiful transformation for your self view the clip below:


Join acclaimed poet Bronwyn Lovell as she presents her beautiful series titled Chrysalis; a poetic journey, which weaves the complexity of the relatively short life cycle of the butterfly with larger ideas about what it is to be human. The poems have been researched to be scientifically correct explorations of insect development, while also navigating wider themes of transience and transformation, vulnerability and resilience.

Chrysalis was first performed at the University of Melbourne in 2012 with support from the Hannah Barry Memorial Award for Performing Arts.

Bronwyn’s manuscript of butterfly poetry was subsequently shortlisted for a 2013 Varuna Publisher Fellowship with Picaro Press, as well as the 2013 Doire Press International Poetry Chapbook Competition. Her butterfly poetry suite Life Lepidopteran was shortlisted for the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prize.

Words with Wine presents B Lovell Bio photo

Chrysalis by Bronwyn Lovell

Thursday 14th August

6.30 -7.30pm

refreshments served from 6.15pm


Bookings essential

9474 0800 or online



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