Psych Murders


Stephanie Heit, September 2022

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Gold Medal winner in the Midwest Independent Book Awards!
Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist!
Bronze Medal winner from the Independent Publisher Book Awards!

Stephanie Heit’s hybrid memoir poem blasts the page electric and documents her experience of shock treatment. Using a powerful mélange of experimental forms, she traces her queer mad bodymind through breathlessness, damage, refusal, and memory loss as it shifts in and out of locked psychiatric wards and extreme bipolar states. Heit survives to give readers access to this somatic, visceral rendering of a bipolar life complete with sardonic humor, while showing us the dire need for new paradigms of mental health care outside closets, attics, prisons, and wards. Psych Murders adds a vital layer of lived experience of electroshocks and suicidal ideation to the growing body of literature of madness and mental health difference.

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Weight9.1 oz
Dimensions7.01 × 8.0 × 0.47 in

Publication Date

September 6, 2022

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