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Sandy Jeffs Sandy Jeffs i(A30848 works by) (a.k.a. Sandra Jeffs)
Born: Established: 1953 Ballarat, Ballarat area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Sandy Jeffs grew up in Ballarat and studied at La Trobe University, graduating with an Arts Degree in 1975. Since the age of 23 she has lived with schizophrenia. She has been based in Melbourne and has performed her poetry with a group of 'sanity-challenged' poets called Loose Kangaroos. Jeffs has given talks to community groups about mental illness and this theme is also the primary concern of her writing.

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y separately published work icon Flying with Paper Wings : Reflections on Living with Madness Carlton North : The Vulgar Press , 2009 Z1653914 2009 single work autobiography

'Sandy Jeffs grew up and went to school in Ballarat. She has lived with schizophrenia and all its moods for 33 years. She has published many articles and five volumes of poetry, concerned with the disparate topics of madness, domestic violence, the trials and tribulations of playing midweek ladies' tennis and the mad world in which we live - and some of these have inspired other artists to compose music, libretto and dance. Sandy has also become a community educator who speaks to school kids, university students, community groups and clinicians about what it is like to live with a mental illness. Her home, with friends human and animal, is at Christmas Hills, in the country near Melbourne, 'where it's Christmas every day'.'

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2010 shortlisted Human Rights Awards Literature Non-Fiction Award
2010 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Non-Fiction Prize
2010 winner SANE Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon Poems From the Madhouse North Melbourne : Spinifex Press , 2000 Z866608 1993 selected work poetry
1994 commended Human Rights Awards Poetry Award
1993 second Anne Elder Award
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