This is the presentation I plan to give in DC at the Alternatives Conference at Catholic University on Aug 2. Trigger warning: wait a min! NO, I never give trigger warnings, do I? Nevertheless if the truth about life in mental hospitals on the 21st century is too brutal for anyone to know about, then do not open this file. On the other hand, if you care about the truth in all its brutality, then you will find this worth finishing…All the way to the “happy ending” such as it is.
Published by Phoebe Sparrow Wagner
Wagner is an award-winning poet, author and artist who wrote WE MAD CLIMB SHAKY LADDERS (Cavankerry Press, 2009) poems about her life with schizophrenia, and co-author, with her sister, a psychiatrist, of DIVIDED MINDS: TWIN SISTERS AND THEIR JOURNEY THROUGH SCHIZOPHRENIA, a memoir, which was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award and won the NAMI Outstanding Literature Award in 2006. It is still in print, and available at Amazon. Her newest book of poetry and art, LEARNING TO SEE IN THREE DIMENSIONS (Green Writers Press/Sundog Poetry Center 2017) is also now available at Amazon and other booksellers. Her work has been published in Tikkun, Midwest Poetry Review, and the New York TImes Sunday Magazine as well as the Hartford Courant and the LA Weekly, among other places. She also won an international poetry competition sponsored by the BBC in 2001/2. Wagner’s art was on display in Connecticut area libraries in 2011 and 2012 and in Vermont, in Brattleboro, in 2016 and 2017. Many pieces are available for sale and charitable donation. She currently lives in Vermont. View all posts by Phoebe Sparrow Wagner