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Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She has 8 published books since 2002; has taken on performance roles at The Young Vic, the Royal Festival Hall, and around Europe; undertaken a poetry tour; won a poetry award from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion; directed two plays and several TV films; and performed spoken word at City Hall and Oxford University.

Eyes - A poem by Dolly Sen

24 May 2012


 The Eyes The eyes, the eyes have it That light, That guiltless blaze That melts the poles And shames the sun  The eyes That give the biggest smiles In the slums, in the institutions, in broken homes, in every flavour of hell  I want to pinpoint The moment In the falling cards of unbroken age And find that gaze, that photograph, that day When the eyes stopped believing, stopped dreaming And saw the world for what it really is  The gallery of broken souls have no...

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Normality - the real thing?

20 May 2012


Soul Zero

 Is normality the real thing?

Is it full of artificial sweeteners, sentimental but not compassionate?Fucking people over, but a good ad campaign can tell you the opposite.Is the strean of consciousness chlorinated, santised for public use? Is the society we are living in aiming for soul zero?


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Dolly Sen hosting Resonance Radio slot on suicide prevention

16 May 2012


 On friday 18th May 2012 I will be taking to the helm of Resonance Radio's disability slot 'Technical Difficulties' to explore the difficult subject of suicide. I could do a whole series on the subject, but this Friday's show is an introduction to the subject, where I hope to do some myth busting, explain what the warning signs are, and what  resources are available.  You can listen to it on Resonance Radio 104.4 or through at 3.30 on...

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