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Dear Alice: Narratives of Madness

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Tom Pow's powerful new collection of poetry explores the imaginative legacy of a nineteenth-century lunatic asylum, the Crichton, drawing on the richly-documented history of the site. This remarkable book includes the sequence 'Resistances' gathered from female patients' notes, but Pow brings many others within his compass: Nebuchadnezzar, Tom Thumb, Peter Pan, Charcot ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published February 14th 2008 by Salt Publishing
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Mar 31, 2008 Douglas rated it really liked it
Normally nowadays I dont read books of poetry. Especially those published by Salt of which I have only three now cos they are so expensive and not to my taste. But I know Tom Pow as a fine Scottish poet and being myself psychotic and having a father who was consigned for treatment to the Crichton, the asylum of the poems, after his wartime breakdown which destroyed his life I had no choice but to buy the book. Tom Pow has a very fine command of English as a poet and transcribes events superbly. ...more
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Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950. Primarily a poet, several of his collections have won awards and three of his poetry collections have been short-listed for Scottish Book of the Year. Most recently, Dear Alice – Narratives of Madness (Salt Publishing) won the poetry category in the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust’s Scottish Book Awards in 2009. He has also written young adult novels, ...more
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