A Collection of Books by Dolly Sen

By Dolly Sen

ISBN: 978-1-84991-529-8
Published: 2011
Pages: 122
Key Themes: three new books, combined in one, poetry, politics, activism


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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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 09 June, 2011.