By (author) Sandy Jeffs
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Blood Relations by Sandy Jeffs
Book DescriptionThe poems in this collection are an evocative documentation of the harrowing experiences of a child living in a hostile and unhappy home. The reader is shown the pain, the bitterness and the mixed emotions that accompany the experiences of growing up in a family torn apart by domestic violence and alcoholism. Memory is tested by remembering what one does not want to remember.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781875559985
(140mm x 215mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Spinifex Press
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2002
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Sandy Jeffs
Wings of Angels, Paperback (October 2004)
Sandy Jeffs is a poet of great courage. Not only does she plumb the depths of human experience into her journey into madness, she is also prepared to share that journey with her readers.
Poems from the Madhouse, Paperback (December 2002)
This powerful collection of poems intrigues readers of all ages, but has a strong resonance for teenagers. Young people are at a particular risk of mental illness, and are still developing their ideas about people and the world around them. This new edition includes an introduction by Sandy about the onset of her illness.
Poems from the Madhouse Now Millennium, Paperback (January 1993)» View all books by Sandy Jeffs
This is a joint volume of poetry by two poets. Sandy Jeffs, in "Poems from the Madhouse", invites the reader into the paradoxical world of insanity. Deborah Staines, in "Now Millennium", presents vivid images that evoke both the mythic past and the technological future.
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Author Biography - Sandy Jeffs
Sandy Jeffs is the author of four previous collections of poetry one of which won the FAW Anne Elder Award, 1993 and was commended in the Human Rights Award, 1994. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on mental health and also speaks at schools about her experience of schizophrenia. Sandy is a very fine performer of her work, and has the subject of many features on national TV, national radio, and metropolitan newspapers. A video was made on the basis of Poems from the Madhouse. Her work is breathtakingly popular, and were she invited to participate in events overseas she would sell extremely well. Sandy has been to sell copies of her work at other writers' launches!! For some years she was a member of the Board of SANE, an organisation established to advocate on behalf of those with mental health difficulties.
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