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By Dolly Sen

ISBN: 978-1-84747-163-5
Published: 2007
Pages: 122
Key Themes: three new books, combined in one, poetry, politics, activism

"I had my first psychotic experience aged 14 and stopped going to school. A series of dead end jobs followed. Pretty early on I decided I didn’t want any more of the 9-5 s**t and spoon race, and began to write… and maybe watch 70s cop shows!" - Dolly Sen

Description

Three new books, combined in one edition, from this prolific and imaginative author and poet.

MAENAD ANGEL POETICS: The Song of a Rejected Angel
"It is a dark book with strong and sometimes troubling images which confront meaning and preconceptions." Jim Bennett, The Poetry Kit.

ECCENTRIC FISH
Dolly Sen's latest book, a book swimming with eccentric fish...

"Eccentric fish swimming in set concrete
But still making the shore
Still seeing the sun
Still growing flowers
Still smiling in a world of endless liars."

THE BOOK OF TORN UP SUICIDE NOTES
Suicide notes as poems? But not without a little humour.

“Very humorous and ironic, excellent work.” Magpie Marx, Launchpad

About the Author

Author, poet and activist Dolly Sen lives in Streatham, South London. Born in 1970, she had her first psychotic experience aged 14 which lead her to leave school. After years of mental illness, probably bought on by an abusive childhood, Dolly decided she should write about her experiences. She was inspired to write her own story after reading Jason Pegler's autobiography 'A Can of Madness'. She has since written five books, become a successful performance poet who has toured throughout Europe and has set up two charities. Dolly is a key figure in the mental health movement and regularly appears on television and radio talking about mental health issues.

Book Extract

I smiled and loved and laughed
As a child
Growing
Growing
Growing
Gone
I found my place in the world
- the madhouse

An empty room
A ticking clock
Measuring your eternal absence
With the vanity of the second
Taking all the time in the world
Oblivion is not total
I am aware of it.

Everyone’s an angel
Your sanity calls that madness

Your sanity’s
Your vanity
There’s no room in the mirror for you
Your mirror is on backward

Earthquake
Heartbreak
Somewhere
Something
Breaks

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