Conflict burns. Its flames consume all in its path, leaving behind a trail of carnage. Whether it be internal or external, a temporary or permanent state. Its effects are far-reaching. Conflict is all around us. Angela Marie James’ debut poetry collection is not afraid to tackle hard-hitting issues facing individuals and society as a whole. Covering both internal and external conflicts such as war/fighting, environmental issues, inequality, poverty, death, physical illness, mental health, self-harm, addiction, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexting, grooming, trafficking and literary conflicts. Whilst this book is aimed at older children and adults, it can be used as a resource by schools (including primary) and parents to encourage age-appropriate discussions. Angela Marie James writes stories and poetry for both children and adults. She has performed her work over the last few years in schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, libraries, museums, clubs and at community events.