Ondaatje prize goes to ‘mythic’ poems about a mother’s mental illness

Pascale Petit’s poetry collection Mama Amazonica, which merges the Amazon rainforest with the psychiatric ward caring for her mentally ill mother, has won the RSL Ondaatje prize for books that best “evoke the spirit of a place”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/14/ondaatje-prize-mythic-poems-mother-mental-illness-pascale-petit-mama-amazonica

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