Phyllis Jean
About A Blur of Mass Motion
The Poetry and Writings of Erin Winona Flowers
Compiled By Phyllis Jean Sedgwick Flowers

2003 Edition
Perfect bound; 240 pages; 6.14 x 9.24 inches
ISBN: 0-9744322-1-0


Twenty years after her daughter's tragic death, Phyllis Jean Flowers brought to light a joyous
collection of Erin Flowers' poetry. The book also contains a biography of Erin, describing her
struggles with manic depression, and demonstrating her powerful faith in God.

“This collection of insightful and moving writings by a young woman who battled diabetes
and manic depressive illness, is evidence of her substantial creativity and capacity for
writing. She captured the essence of this battle, and her works graphically illustrate not
simply the phases of her illness, but her tenacity in fighting these demons. It is a legacy that
will help all of us better understand her life and her character. Truly moving!”
                             A. John Rush, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry
                             Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
About the Author

Phyllis Jean Sedgwick Flowers, M.A. retired as a United Methodist Minister from the New
Mexico Conference and lived until her death in Nashville, Tennessee. Mother of three
children, Erin, Kerwin and Kyle, she lost her eldest, Erin, who died before turning age
twenty in 1983.

This anthology of her daughter’s writings is the result of two decades of work, a labor of
love dedicated to Erin’s memory.

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