KRISSY KNEEN  is the author of the best-selling memoir Affection, the novels Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, and the Thomas Shapcott Award winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother and An Uncertain Grace, shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Norma K Hemming Award and the Aurealis awards. Wintering, her latest novel has been longlisted for the Colin Roderick Award and shortlisted for the Davitt Award. She is currently developing a TV series, Dear Sexywith the Stan/Screen Queensland RisingDevelopment fund. Krissy has previously written and directed broadcast television documentaries with SBS and ABC TV.


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Eating My Grandmother: A Grief Cycl

Winner of the 2014 Thomas Shapcott Award for Poetry

I pick a grain of her, stolen from the urn place it on my tongue. Her body. My blood.

Bereft after her grandmother’s death, Krissy Kneen began writing these poems in an attempt to make sense of her loss.  This powerful work offers a kaleidoscope of fitful dreams, tender memories and heart-struck musings that shine new light on our own mortality.

‘Raw and exhilarating, Eating My Grandmother embodies the visceral paradox of grief.’ Kristina Olsson

‘At once exquisitely sensitive and blazing with wit and experimentation, Kneen re-imagines elegiac poetry.’ Judges’ Comments, Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

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