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Description - Eating My Grandmother: A Grief Cycle by Krissy Kneen

I pick a grain of her, stolen from the urn place it on my tongue. Her body. My blood. She lodges in me. Bereft after her grandmother's death, Krissy Kneen began writing these poems in an attempt to make sense of her loss. This powerful work offers a kaleidoscope of fitful dreams, tender memories and heart-struck musings that shine new light on our own mortality. 'Raw and exhilarating, Eating My Grandmother embodies the visceral paradox of grief.' Kristina Olsson 'At once exquisitely sensitive and blazing with wit and experimentation, Kneen re-imagines elegiac poetry.' Judges' Comments, Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780702253744
ISBN-10: 070225374X
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 131mm x 8mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: University of Queensland Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of the memoir Affection (Text Publishing Australia 2009 and Seal Press USA 2010) which was shortlisted for the Qld Premier's Literary Award in the non-fiction category, and the 2010 ABIA awards for Biography, Triptych- An Erotic Adventure (Text 2011) and the literary fiction novel Steeplechase (Text 2013). In 2014 she won the prestigious Thomas Shapcott award for poetry for her collection, Eating My Grandmother. Her novel Holly's Incredible Adventures in the Sex Machine will also be published by Text in 2015. She has written and directed short films and broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC television and has had short stories published in literary journals, books and magazines including Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings, Nerve.com, The Big Issue, Best Women's Erotica 2014, Women of Letters and The Lifted Brow.

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