Auckland University Press

Sing-song, 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.