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Ignite By Kevin Spenst,

  • Title: Ignite
  • Author: Kevin Spenst
  • ISBN: 9781772140538
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • A finalist for the Alfred G Bailey Prize a collection of elegiac and experimental poetry powder kegged with questions about one man s lifelong struggle with schizophrenia Born into a strict Mennonite family, Abe Spenst s mental illness spanned three decades in and out of mental institutions where he underwent electric shock treatment and coma induced insulin therapy MerA finalist for the Alfred G Bailey Prize a collection of elegiac and experimental poetry powder kegged with questions about one man s lifelong struggle with schizophrenia Born into a strict Mennonite family, Abe Spenst s mental illness spanned three decades in and out of mental institutions where he underwent electric shock treatment and coma induced insulin therapy Merging memory and medical records, Kevin Spenst recreates his father s life through a cuckoo s nest of styles that both stand as witness and waltz to the interplay between memory, emotion and all our forms of becoming with a fearless layering of voice, upfront and unswerving A novel esque torrent tracing a troubling history of illness, part confrontation and part chronicle, this collection is daring with its dark narrative Here is a willingness for, and enviable strength in, extending poetic range and ascends There are books that need to be written and this is one of them This is a collection which gives and with every read Sandra Ridley, judge, Alfred G Bailey prize A selection of poems from Ignite won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry.
    Ignite A finalist for the Alfred G Bailey Prize a collection of elegiac and experimental poetry powder kegged with questions about one man s lifelong struggle with schizophrenia Born into a strict Mennonite

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    1. Kevin s second book but actually first is so poignant that, at times, I had to take breaks while reading it There are times when he very smartly cuts back on his experimental phrase flyaway, dendrite connecting, challenging poetry that is always a pleasure to read and experience along with him to get down to the true emotion at the centre of this subject matter These aren t easy, and for anyone who has lost someone to mental illness, they will be even harder But this is beautiful and worthwhile. [...]

    2. A superlative collection and a deep, wide ranging exploration of Spenst s father, Abram Brilliant, moving and thought provoking

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