Alzheimer's and a Spoon

Author(s): Liz Breslin

Poetry

when life gives you spoons, demand a refund, an inquiry when life gives you spoons, scoop the innards, carve a heart when life gives you spoons, collect a set Alzheimer's and a Spoon takes its readers on a tangled trip. Public stories - a conversation at the Castle of the Insane, online quizzes to determine if you're mostly meercat or Hufflepuff . #stainlessteelkudos. Personal tales, of Liz's babcia, a devout Catholic and a soldier in the Warsaw Uprising, who spent her last years with Alzheimer's disease. There is much to remember that she so badly wanted to forget. What do you do when life gives you spoons?

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To find this kind of sheer brio and linguistic flair in New Zealand writing, one inevitably goes back to Janet Frame. - Vincent O'Sullivan; As spatial derivatives become frozen through frantic and critical practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the edges of our condition. - artybollocks.com

Liz Breslin lives in Hawea Flat, New Zealand, and writes poems, plays and stories as well as a fortnightly column for the Otago Daily Times. She is comfy on the page and the stage, was second runner-up in the 2014 New Zealand Poetry Slam, performed at the 2016 TEDx Queenstown and came third in the Charles Causley Trust International Poetry Competition the same year. This is her first collection. Her website is www.lizbreslin.com

General Fields

  • : 9780947522988
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : July 2017
  • : 235mm X 135mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 100
  • : Liz Breslin