Of Memory and Furniture
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Bron Bateman is a poet, academic and mother of nine who teaches at Murdoch University and whose research interests include cultural studies, creative writing, feminism, the body, and Gothic and gender theory. These interests inform her work, and this latest collection from the well-established poet packs a powerful punch. It is bold, erotic, uncompromising work, beautifully crafted, using simple strong language to convey deep meaning. Bateman’s landscape is wide-ranging, and covers the eros of relationships, the tragedies of family, childbirth, grief, loss and damage. This is feminist work, dealing with bodies, bedrooms and beyond.