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The Snow Globe

The Snow Globe

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Jenny Pagdin’s powerful, sensitive and stark debut poetry collection details a first-hand experience of postpartum psychosis. Threaded through this book are extraordinary and courageous poems that illuminate, that settle and unsettle in equal measure – that move through illness and recovery, through snow flurry and sunshine, towards love.

The Snow Globe is raw, painful yet light-filled as the poet steers towards clarity and healing. These poems have risen from a dark place and with the tender force of Pagdin’s pen, they make a crucial book.’ – Rebecca Goss

'What do we base ourselves on when our body-mind disconnects from the world around us? Through destabilising metaphor and lucid imagery, Pagdin stunningly evokes the experience of postpartum psychosis, demonstrating the power of poetry to connect us, even when we feel at our most shameful. These are remarkable, dignified, ‘full-ripe’ poems that breath-takingly reveal experience rarely discussed. A vital book.' – Heidi Williamson.