Anne Kennedy

‘Altogether a remarkable achievement . . . Once again, you’re reminded how poetry blends intellectual and emotional intelligence. Add Sing-song to your list of books that demonstrate why writers write and readers read.’ – New Zealand Poetry Society Newsletter


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.



Anne Kennedy is a writer of fiction, film scripts and poetry.


Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Poetry Category 2004


May 2003, 198 x 129 mm, 136 pages
Paperback, ISBN 9781869402952, $27.99