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Joanne Limburg

The Autistic Alice

Joanne Limburg

Publication Date : 23 Mar 2017

ISBN: 9781780373430

Pages: 65
Size :216 x 138mm
Rights: World

There are two acts of recovery in this book – one of a lost brother, and another of a lost self. Joanne Limburg commemorates both in her third collection, The Autistic Alice.

In its title-sequence she uses Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass to explore her own experiences as a girl and young woman. Growing up with undiagnosed Asperger’s, she often identified with Alice, a logical and curious child adrift in an arbitrary world. Collaging lines and phrases drawn from the two Alice books, she creates a disturbingly effective language to express the nature, discomfort and alienation of autistic experiences. In her neurodiverse verse, a text can become a rabbit-hole to another world, or a mirror.

The poems that make up the book’s opening sequence, The Oxygen Man, originally published as a pamphlet, were written in response to the death of Limburg’s younger brother, a brilliant chemist who took his own life in 2008. They follow her as she visits the mid-Western town where he lived, worked and died; range back over their shared childhood; and look ahead as she tries to work out what it means to be the one who stays behind.

‘… her unflinching honesty and compelling subject matter offer much to savour in this collection.’ – Suzannah V. Evans, Times Literary Supplement [on The Autistic Alice]

‘Joanne Limburg’s The Oxygen Man is an honest, difficult lurch through the aftermath of the suicide of her brother… This pamphlet expresses a “life goes on” sensibility alongside a grappling with true grief.’ – Rachael Allen, Poetry London

'This moving collection delves into the death of Limburg’s brother, then her own experience growing up with undiagnosed Asperger’s... The Autistic Alice is a touching insight into Limburg’s experiences of both grief and neurodivergence, and demonstrates the powerful way poetry can be used to explore those themes.' - Oxford Poetry Library (Book of the Week)


 

  

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