Costessey poet heard the world in rhyme during psychosis
PUBLISHED: 14:40 01 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:18 01 June 2018
A mother from Costessey has written a poetry collection about living with mental illness, partly inspired by hearing everything in rhyme during a period of psychosis.
Carla Baudin’s collection, called Voices in the Dark was published by Olympia on May 31.
Miss Baudin, who has been hospitalised twice due to her illness, said: “The book is meant to allow sufferers to find a voice similar to their own, and give carers and professionals insight into suffering with a mental health condition.”
Comprising of 99 poems, the collection also looks at the process of healing and recovery.
The 27-year-old, who has a Masters in 21st Century Literature, has suffered from a variety of conditions including borderline personality disorder.
Miss Baudin is donating 10 copies to the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust wards to be distributed.
Copies are available at £6.99 from The Book Hive, Norwich or on Amazon.