A work of documentary poetry, Moon Sea Crossing traces one woman’s journey through mental illness during the mid-19th cenruy.
Lynn Harrigan was intrigured when supon researching the story of one Ann Hanan, she learned that the County Goal function not only as a prison but also as a house of refuge. Ann Hanan’s story stood out from the others becaus the casue of her mental illness was not clear. Nor were the reasons for her continued detention. The only “complaint” ever given was by her husband, that being she was “filthy in her habits.” Harrigan has brought Ann Hanan’s story to life in a poignant and moving manner.