210 x 148 mm 32 pp b&w, paperback, stapled
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About the book
This debut poetry collection from Tasmanian poet, Esther Ottaway, explores pregnancy and motherhood. Blood Universe is sensual, honest and compassionate, inviting women and men, parents and non-parents, to place themselves in the tumultuous experience of a first pregnancy.
Blood Universe includes award-winning poems which featured at Sydney Writers Festival readings in 2006.
Praise for Blood Universe
"I like these poems because they are rich and full-hearted. Esther Ottaway writes with unsentimental clarity. She is sharp, smart and tender and she has a dexterity with language that mark her as a poet well-worth keeping a keen eye on. I'm happy to read anything she writes." - Judith Beveridge
"Authoritative command of form and tone, arresting and inventive use of language, and estranging and slightly disturbing insights into the condition of pregnancy." - Stephen Edgar
"Delicate and tough, precisely observed and thoughtful." - Brook Emery