The Launch of Olive Muriel Pink: her radical & idealistic journey by Colleen Keating

In the golden light of late afternoon
in the Olive Pink Botanic Garden in Alice Springs
my book Olive Muriel Pink was launched
by Professor Anne Boyd AM composer extraordinaire .
With the music of Riley Lee on shakuhachi, the Japanese flute,
the birds singing
and a poised rock wallaby on the hill behind. 
Thank you Anne for your affirming words in launching my poetic journey 
with Miss Pink and congratulations on the world premiere of your Opera on Miss Pink 
set in her peaceful garden.
It was a packed week of events bringing
The Australian woman Olive Pink, visionary and justice warrior
from obscurity to centre stage .
Thank you to Ginninderra Press for publishing this poetic journey
and thank you to Ian Coleman (Curator OPBG) for making the garden space to celebrate.
Pleased it is now twice honoured with being short listed
by SWW for non-fiction and poetry .