A collection that speaks of the roar inside the woman, these poems are structured around a suite of Frida Kahlo paintings. They are love poems, poems of tenderness and anger, queer passion and fulfilment, and maternal gratitude. They are a powerful way of healing, of reclaiming the past, and of embracing the beauty of now.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘These honest, brave and hopeful poems constitute an interior journey that is well worth embarking upon.’ Writing WA
‘There’s a working-class wit and tenacity throughout Blue Wren (Fremantle Press), which is perfectly expressed in Bateman’s poem “Ambitions” …’ California Review of Books