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Book Launch | ‘They Crackle in the Rain’ by Ciaran Fox

October 25, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of They Crackle in the Rain, the long-awaited debut collection of poetry from local legend Ciaran Fox.

All welcome, refreshments provided. Arrive from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

This event is free to attend – please RSVP to rsvp@scorpiobooks.co.nz for catering purposes.


A collection 20 years in the making – interrupted (and informed) by parenthood, earthquakes, and a day job in mental health promotion as well as holding space for young and emerging poets.

They Crackle in the Rain represents a two decades-long time-lapse through a life both imagined and real in which no experience is left untouched by dream and longing, hope and regret. Misremembered sun-painted afternoons and rain-swept city streets are the background for rivers swallowing hearts, apocryphal internal affairs and a parent lost in the woods of dementia. Death is an ache in the bones and an echo of dance steps while love wins chaotic, temporary victories…

Shortlisted for the John O’Connor First Book Award 2022


October 25, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Scorpio Books


Scorpio Books
120 Hereford Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
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