Life Support - 100 Poems to Reach for on Dark Nights

Author(s): Julia Copus (Editor)


These carefully selected poems will offer solace; provide an escape from the constant chatter of everyday thought; help make space for the unexpected; enable us to reinvent ourselves within the chaotic landscape of our lives. Some will be old favorites; others less well-known; all the poems will have the power to surprise or move.

A deeper, more lasting comfort comes from art that makes us sit up and listen, that reawakens the senses and offers new ways of looking--this is poetry that, in the best sense, unsettles us, in order to reconnect us with the world around us and bring us to a place of greater clarity.

The anthology will be divided into the following sections: The deep heart's core (poems about places of sanctuary); As a boy I stood before it for hours (poems that remind us to place our focus "out there;" that show us how to be mindful); A world in a grain of sand (poems that play with the notion of scale, so that the tiny becomes large and the large tiny--putting things in perspective); Still life (poems about focusing on a specific moment); and Another Self (poems on friendship/companionship; a sense of everyone being in the same boat).


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General Fields

  • : 9781788542845
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : February 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julia Copus (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : Apr-20
  • : English
  • : 256