Poems from the Madhouse

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Spinifex Press, 2000 - Poetry - 88 pages
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An award-winning joint volume of poetry. Sandy Jeffs invites readers into the world of schizophrenia, while Deborah Staines evokes the mythic past and the technological future.

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Sandy Jeffs is an author born in Ballarat and has a BA from La Trobe University. She has lived with schizophrenia and all its moods for over thirty years. She is a community educator who speaks to schools, universities and community groups about what its like to live with a mental illness. She is the author of the bestselling Poems from the Madhouse (1993; reprinted 2000, 2001), Loose Kangaroos (co-author, 1998), Blood Relations (2000), Confessions of a Midweek Lady: Tall Tennis Tales (2001), and The Wings of Angels: A memoir of madness (2004), and her autobiography, Flying with Paper Wings: Reflections on Living With Madness (2009).

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