Bron Bateman

Bron Bateman is a poet, academic and mother of nine, living in Boorloo (Perth) on Wadjuk Noongar Boodja. Her first poetry collection, People from bones (with Kelly Pilgrim) was published by Ragged Raven Press in 2002. Her PhD exploring female embodiment and experiences of motherhood, sexuality, mental health, and volitional marking through tattooing, piercing and BDSM practices, was completed in 2012. Her second collection, Of Memory and Furniture, was published in 2020 by Fremantle Press and was Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Literature in 2021. She has had her work published in journals such as Westerly and Southerly and in journals and anthologies in the UK and the US. She has also performed her work locally, nationally, and internationally. Bron received the Bobbie Cullen Memorial Prize (2004), Columbia University’s Winter Prize for Poetry (2017) and was Commended in the Tom Collins National Poetry Prize in 2022. Her third collection, Blue Wren is forthcoming with Fremantle Press in August 2022.

Books from this author

Of Memory and Furniture


Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (Highly Commended 2021)