By Dolly Sen
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.
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.
I smiled and loved and laughed
As a child
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
There’s no room in the mirror for you
Your mirror is on backward
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 09 June, 2011.