Fire Shadows: Poems
Place Published: Baton Rouge
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Date Published: 2001
Edition: Inscribed edition
Book Id: 21233
SIGNED. 85pp. Thin octavo [23 cm] Illustrated wraps. Fine.
Inscribed by Gwen Head on the title page. From the rear cover- "In the fall of 1989, on the eve of her twenty-first birthday, Gwen Head's only daughter, diagnosed years earlier with bipolar disorder, voluntarily committed herself to McClean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and remained there for more than a year. Endeavoring to understand her daughter's ordeal, Head used her daughter's time in McLean as both the occasion and the subject of Fire Shadows, a dramatic exploration of illness, madness, suffering, and survival."