Costessey poet heard the world in rhyme during psychosis

Carla Baudin, from Costessey, author of Voices in the Dark. PHOTO: Carla Baudin.

Carla Baudin, from Costessey, author of Voices in the Dark. PHOTO: Carla Baudin. - Credit: Archant

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.

Voices in the Dark front cover, written by Carla Baudin. PHOTO: Olympia.

Voices in the Dark front cover, written by Carla Baudin. PHOTO: Olympia. - Credit: Olympia

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.


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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.

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