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My wide white bed

My wide white bed
 

"A poetry book written from a patient's perspective after a prolonged stay in the hospital following orthopaedic surgery. It details short interactions with staff and other patients, as well as small observations of daily life"--Publisher information.

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ISBN 9780473405793
Published 1 January 2017 by Landing Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Harris, Trish
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ISBN-13 9780473405793
ISBN-10 0473405792
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Landing Press
Imprint Landing Press
Publication Date 1 January 2017
International Publication Date 2 October 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Harris, Trish
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Pain & Pain Management
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 82
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.3
Catalogue Code 880932

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"A poetry book written from a patient's perspective after a prolonged stay in the hospital following orthopaedic surgery. It details short interactions with staff and other patients, as well as small observations of daily life"--Publisher information.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review My wide white bed is Trish Harris's poetic memoir of a prolonged stay in hospital. But in many ways it is a medicine itself. It shows how crucial imagination is to being well. And how it is less often sparked by angels than bedpans, and by noticing, and by thinking to hold the stare of whatever is looking back at us. - Glenn Colquhoun, GP and poet; With a sharp eye and an ear alert to language and tone, Trish Harris gives us this sequence of brave, often funny poems. We sense the fear underlying the casual comment, rejoice in the kindness of staff and wish the tea lady could get a break. These are poems rich in detail and atmosphere. - Jenny Bornholdt, Poet; In a few words Trish Harris gives us small visions of hospital life - through the patient's lens. Roommates make connections and encourage each other as their bodies and bones heal. These poems are a delight to read and will appeal to patients, staff and beyond. - Anne Taylor, Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Manager, Hutt Hospital

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Author's Bio

Trish Harris has worked with words over the last thirty years - writing, editing, creating and tutoring. She has a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Creative Writing) from Whitireia New Zealand. Trish's poetry has been published in the School Journal, New Zealand Listener and various anthologies. Her autobiographical writing has been published widely including in Sport. In 2016, Escalator Press published Trish's memoir, The Walking Stick Tree.

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