The Hard Word Box : A Poet's Exploration of Dementia and Ageing Paperback / softback
In 2013 poet Sarah Hesketh spent 20 weeks visiting a residential care home for people with dementia.
The result is The Hard Word Box, a book of poems and verbatim interviews that takes the reader on a surprising and enriching journey through memory and imagination.
The agility of Hesketh's poetic voice channels moments of tenderness, suffering and humour, revealing dementia as a negotiation with language and silence.
The Hard Word Box is an inventive and compassionate meditation on the things that will be lost.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 87 pages
- Publisher: Penned in the Margins
- Publication Date: 05/12/2014
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781908058225