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Poems From the Madhouse

by Sandy Jeffs - £9.95  Spinifex Press (2003)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781876756345 | ISBN 10: 1876756349

Sandy Jeffs had her first psychotic episode when she was twenty three, and since then has had a long struggle with schizophrenia requiring many hospitalisations. In Poems From the Madhouse she invites the reader into the paradoxical world of insanity: the confusion and the clarity, the courage and the fear, the bleak despair and the black comedy. Touching on all these things her work reminds us of the extraordinary capacity of the human being to retain sanity in disaster - another paradox, but deliberately expressed, because in reading her poetry you will emerge sadder, wiser, but also exultant in the spirit which she allows us to share.

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