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Bird : And Other Writings on Epilepsy - Susan Hawthorne

Bird

And Other Writings on Epilepsy

Paperback Published: 17th April 1999
ISBN: 9781875559886
Number Of Pages: 108

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Birds don't fly with leads, I said. / Safety belts are to learn with, not to live with -- / I'm safer on the trapeze than crossing the road. / And I do that every day, often by myself. So thirteen-year-old Avis argues when confronted by the limitations imposed on her at school. She has epilepsy and some of the teachers want to stop her from participating in the sport she loves most. From societal limitations to the inner experience of seizures, Susan Hawthorne's poetry takes the reader on a journey rarely recorded. Physical injury, memory loss, explorations of consciousness and language are the concerns of the poet.

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Susan Hawthorne has accepted her gift: the intense realisation of coming to life. This is what her book offers. Judith Rodriguez"

ISBN: 9781875559886
ISBN-10: 1875559884
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 108
Published: 17th April 1999
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 20.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Number: 1

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