Far and Wild by Irina Frolova (Signed). Flying Island Press 2021
Irina Frolova was born in Moscow in 1981, in the former Soviet Union. She moved to Australia in 2003, and now lives on the Awabakal land in NSW with her three children and two fur babies.
Irina has a degree in philology from Moscow City Pedagogical university, and she is currently studying psychology at Deakin University.
Her work has appeared in Not Very Quiet, Australian Poetry Collaboration, Baby Teeth Journal, Rochford Street Review, The Blue Nib, and The Australian Multilingual Writing Project, as well as various anthologies.
Irina is a regular at Newcastle Poetry at the Pub where she was a featured poet in January,2019.
Her first collection of poetry Far and Wild was published by Flying Island Books in January, 2021.
Far and Wild speaks to the experience of immigration and a search for belonging. It draws on fairy-tales and explores archetypes through cultural and feminist lenses.