Setting the Wire

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Setting the Wire is a memoir of postpartum psychosis and a meditation on containment: what we hold and what holds us together. A lyric exploration of motherhood, mental illness, and familial ties, Sarah Townsend weaves together personal anecdote, film, music, visual art, and psychology.

“Sarah Townsend's Setting the Wire is a tightly coiled and disturbingly gorgeous exploration of her postpartum mental breakdown. I devoured these pages—while willing myself to slow down so I could catch every nuance of Townsend's taut, lyrical, wise writing.”

Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble

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Sarah Townsend’s essays have appeared in The Writer in the World and Pitkin Review. A coauthored paper with Elisabeth Young-Bruehl serves as a chapter in Subject to Biography: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Writing Women’s Lives. Sarah received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, her Master’s in counseling psychology from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. She writes, teaches, and practices psychotherapy in and around Seattle, WA. You can learn more about her at SarahCTownsend.com.

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Author: 
Townsend, Sarah C.
Price: $14.95
Format: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
2019
Publisher: 
Lettered Streets Press