Esther Ottaway's poetry has appeared in The Australian and leading literary journals over eight years. She was Australian Young Poet of the Year 2006 and has won a number of national poetry competitions, grants and residencies. Her debut poetry collection Blood Universe explores pregnancy and motherhood. 'Exceptionally vivid, moving, sometimes ironic, never sentimentalised, and very powerful' (Judith Beveridge). Blood Universe sells for $10 from Tasmanian bookshops or purchase through Pardalote Press.