'but I am madness
and madness is me
it holds you captive
like a hapless bunny
caught in the headlights.
'In this moving collection of poems, award-winning writer Sandy Jeffs shares her journey through madness over four decades, drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and the motley gathering of characters at the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Both delightful and insightful, playful and serious, witty and whimsical, The Mad Poet’s Tea Party provides a devastating commentary on how our society treats those with mental illness from the perspective of someone who has experienced all its interventions. It captures in poetic form the enigmas and contradiction in madness.' (Publication summary)
Writing Disability in Australia:
This work has been affiliated because it contains depictions of mental illness by a mentally ill author.