PTSD Poems to Slay Demons

PTSD Poems to Slay Demons

by Robin Harvey
PTSD Poems to Slay Demons

PTSD Poems to Slay Demons

by Robin Harvey

Paperback(Ptsd Poems to Slay Demons Robin L Harvey ed.)

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Overview

Robin L Harvey's first poetry collection, PTSD Poems to Slay Demons draws the reader
through one trauma survivor's journey through mental illness, child abuse and addiction
into a haven of healing, reconciliation, joy and love.
Some of the 46 poems in the work's five themed sections are brutally confessional and raw.
However, this lyrical work goes beyond the personal to the universal and political, reflecting
modern-day life in an increasingly traumatic world.
Each poem touches on the varying impacts of trauma, using subject matter that ranges from date-rape
to childhood bullying, our culture's obsession with celebrity and serial killers, and the integration of
pornography and gender bias through social media and tech.
Though modern in tone and form, the book is grounded in literary history. Harvey melds symbols
from ancient mythology and religion with modern day slang, rap music and social media memes.
Though she may rage against social injustice and the politics that divide and oppress us, Harvey's
unique voice can resound with whimsy as easily as it melts into tender expressions of passion and love.
Website: robinlharvey.ca
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781778117510
Publisher: Robin Harvey
Publication date: 04/30/2022
Edition description: Ptsd Poems to Slay Demons Robin L Harvey ed.
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Toronto’s Robin L Harvey began writing poetry at age seven. Before a professional career as an
award-winning reporter, editor, columnist, critic and public editor at The Toronto Star, she performed in
Canadian theatre at Bastion Theatre, Stage West, Actor's Trunk, Buddies in Bad Times and the Shaw Festival.
Published in The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Southam and Sun news chains, Harvey returned
to creative writing as Managing Editor of a university online literary magazine and published poems
in numerous journals. She’s been featured live at The Middle of Nowhere’s performance series, podcast
from Toronto’s Alchemy Restaurant, Toronto's Hirut Café’s literature series and Sneaky Dee’s poetry slams.
Her poetry won a Letter of Distinction from Humber School for Writer’s post-degree Graduate Certificate
Program. A mental health advocate, Harvey’s helped found the Institute for Journalism Studies in Addiction
and Mental Health and coordinated the Check-Up from the Neck Up anti-stigma campaign for which
she was honored with CAMH Courage to Come Back Award.
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