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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Mad Poet's Tea Party
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'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)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Sarah and Leigh who made the impossible possible and Veronica who makes me laugh.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    This work has been affiliated because it contains depictions of mental illness by a mentally ill author.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Spinifex Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 67p.
      Note/s:
      • Published January 1st 2016

      ISBN: 9781742199498

Works about this Work

A Rung or Two Short of Epiphany. Michael Farrell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 February 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of The Ladder Simon West , 2015 selected work poetry ; The Mad Poet's Tea Party Sandy Jeffs , 2016 selected work poetry ; Eating My Grandmother : A Grief Cycle Krissy Kneen , 2015 selected work poetry
A Rung or Two Short of Epiphany. Michael Farrell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 February 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of The Ladder Simon West , 2015 selected work poetry ; The Mad Poet's Tea Party Sandy Jeffs , 2016 selected work poetry ; Eating My Grandmother : A Grief Cycle Krissy Kneen , 2015 selected work poetry
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