Blue Wren

Blue Wren

Bron Bateman


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Blue Wren is a beautiful and moving body of work from poet Bron Bateman. Using Frida Kahlo as her inspiration, she has crafted a collection of poems that builds on the themes from Of Memory and Furniture of healing and reclaiming her past. In her new book, Bron experiments with different forms, such as magical realism, prose poetry and free verse, with many poems addressed to her lover, her sister, her children and the strong influence that her mother had on her life.


Bron Bateman:
Bron Bateman is a poet, academic and mother of nine. She is a researcher in Crip and Disability Studies at the University of Newcastle and her research interests include Crip and Disability Studies, Queer and Gender Theory, cultural studies, creative writing, Feminisms, and the body. Her first poetry collection, ‘People from bones' (with Kelly Pilgrim) was published by Ragged Raven Press (UK) in 2002. . Her second collection, 'Of Memory and Furniture', which was Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier's Prize for Poetry in 2021, was published by Fremantle Press in 2020.