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Eating My Grandmother:
A grief cycle


The highly anticipated first collection of poetry from award-winning author Krissy Kneen. Winner of the Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry.

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Following the death of her grandmother, Australian novelist and bookseller Krissy Kneen turned to the art of poetry for the first time. Grief-stricken by her loss, she found herself unable to work on her latest novel, and became obsessed with writing poetry about her grandmother. The resulting poems won 2014’s Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry and are now published for the first time in a collection that offers a kaleidoscope of fitful dreams, tender memories and heart-struck musings that shine new light on our own sense of mortality.

Krissy Kneen
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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 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction, and the 2010 ABIA awards for Triptych: An Erotic Adventure (Text 2011) and the literary fiction novel Steeplechase (Text 2013). In 2014 she won the prestigious Thomas Shapcott Award for Eating My Grandmother. Her novel The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine was 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.