The Wings of Angels: A Memoir of Madness

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Spinifex Press, 2004 - Poetry - 100 pages
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Plumbing the depths of human experience in her journey into madness, Sandy Jeffs shares her experience in this collection of poetry reminiscent of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. With stark dignity and intense fear, these poems cross into a realm where nightmares wrestle with dreams, death by devouring is a way station, and the underworld becomes a tourist destination. In the midst of this darkness, Jeffs's leavening sense of humor peoples her descent with the sirens of the supermarket, a high-tech, technicolor Armageddon, and a modern Cerberus with three heads: Ken, Barbie, and Ronald McDonald. Written with great insight into the experience of madness, this collection will intrigue all readers with an interest in the wayward workings of the mind.
 

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Contents

Death by a Devouring
11
The Prisoner
26
The Sorrows Gather
41
HighTech Technicolour Armageddon
49
The Land of Weeping Women
62
Where My Soul is Driven Out of My Body
79
Sexless in this Tormented City
92
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\Sandy Jeffs is the author of four previous collections of poetry, Blood Relations, Diary of a Mid-week Lady, A Kangaroo Loose, and Poems from the Madhouse. She is the recipient of the FAW Anne Elder Award. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on mental health, and she also speaks at schools about her experience with schizophrenia.

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