Anne Kennedy's first book of poems explores the strains of parenthood - its anxieties, fatigue and exasperation - the contemporary experience of women, and the redeeming power of love in the face of adversity. The poems' setting is the domestic life of a family of four, told from the mother's perspective. Moving house, the gruelling experience of a child's eczema, the pressures of a bi-cultural household, and encounters with healers of many kinds are some of the subjects of these poems.
Anne Kennedy is the author of Musica Ficta, A Boy and His Uncle, and the short story Jewel's Darl.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2004.