stone men

Jeni Curtis

what words did your mother give 
you    to prepare you for this 

from ‘Cranach’s Judith 1530’

In stone men, Jeni Curtis takes the myth of Medusa as a lens to examine attitudes to women and womanhood – from ancient to modern, from virgin to whore, from mother to child. 

Shortlisted for the 2022 John O’Connor Award, in the words of judge Elizabeth Smither, stone men is ‘an intelligent, daring collection, shot through with humour’.

stone men
Jeni Curtis

Available from 26 June 2023
ISBN: 9781738582419
paperback; 90 p.
rrp $25

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