The Thoughts

Barnsley, Sarah. 2022. The Thoughts. Sheffield: Smith|Doorstop. ISBN 9781914914027 [Book]

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Poetry collection.

The Thoughts explores different manifestations of intrusive thoughts as part of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) before navigating through the twists and turns of recovery and love. These poems inhabit therapists’ treatment rooms, waiting rooms, and everyday documents, appearing in such varied forms as emails, research proposals and kids’ puzzles. Compassionate and at times painfully humorous, The Thoughts is an act of advocacy, giving voice to critically underrepresented experiences of illness through poems that are as peculiar and creative as they are arresting.

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English and Comparative Literature


January 2022

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18 Nov 2021 16:56

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14 Feb 2022 11:12


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