Published: April 2022
Tracy Ryan is an award-winning poet and Rose Interior, her tenth collection, is a wide ranging, intelligent and deeply thoughtful book. Themes range from the interior to the exterior, the domestic to the social, the personal to the political.
Ryan’s particular skill is the ability to use deceptively simple language in the service of complex ideas with elegance and insight. The reader is given new ways to see and think, with topics ranging from motherhood, ageing, home schooling in a time of Covid, living in other lands, a pearly shell that holds her mother’s bedside miscellany, a jacaranda tree, the death of a friend. In Ryan’s capable hands we remember that, despite everything, we inhabit a beautiful world.