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Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction and Recovery

Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction and Recovery

Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction and Recovery

Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction and Recovery


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Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction and Recovery is a powerful collection of poetry for anyone who has experienced addiction or had a loved one trapped in its throes. The contributors from this volume courageously share their journeys with addiction, including pain, suffering, and loss. Granger and Hoffman have collected a masterful collection of accessible poems and provided a framework for understanding how poetry can be part of the healing journey. Though some wounds never fully heal, this book will help readers continue their journey toward healing and growth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939686220
Publisher: University Professors Press
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Series: Poetry, Healing, and Growth
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword by Laura Gundy

Preface by Gary Forrest

Introduction by Nathaniel Granger, Jr. & Louis Hoffman

Poems: Journeying Through

Why Maury and I Go to the Methadone Clinic Book Club by Sarah Shotland

Trying to Be Alcoholic by Ann Cefola

Observed by Sparrows by Cynthia Rosi

Observed by Sparrows, Response (Image) by Sofia Rosi

Buying Gum at 2:30 by Nathaniel Granger, Jr.

Vials by Richard Bargdill

Tempest (Image) by Richard Bargdill

Clouds by Nathaniel Granger, Jr.

The Bar by Jon Vreeland

No Sympathies for a City by Richard Bargdill

Gold Tipped Feathers Hanging from the Heavens by Gina Subia Belton

Dear Addiction by Delaquaze Herbert

Animal by Amanda Stephan

Milkshakes and Chilidogs by Bartholomew Barker

Downfall by Amanda Stephan

Vide Verre by Richard Bargdill

Dripping (Image) by Richard Bargdill

The Door by John E. Steele

Anger by Amanda Stephan

For Filo by Sarah Shotland

Monday Morning by Eileen Malone

Om Behind Bars (Image) by Juliet Rohde-Brown

Butterfly by Kelly Bargabos

Obsession by Andrea Potos

Fire Starter by Amanda Stephan

Molton (Image) by Richard Bargdill

Some Other Me by Nathaniel Granger, Jr.

The Journey of Addiction by Damon Taylor

In the Void by Norman A. Magnus

Here I Stand by Geoffrey S. Browning

Revelation by Delaquaze Herbert

Silent Scream by Nathaniel Granger, Jr.

Poems: Journeying With

The First Night of My Son’s Rehab by Judith Waller Carroll

Empty by Jennifer Lagier

Vigil by Michael Coolen

To My Brother by Sarah Cooper

Dinner with the Demon by Ellaraine Lockie

How to Love You by Louis Hoffman

Knowing the Difference (Image) by Juliet Rohde-Brown

Addict by M. S. Rooney

On Learning That My Daughter’s Rapist Has Been Taught to Write a Poem by Katharyn Howd Machan

Gravity & Other Forces by Sarah Cooper

Sorry by Zainab Ummer Farook

Dragon by Katherine DiBella Seluja

Snow by Katharyn Howd Machan

Heroinwhite (Image) by Richard Bargdill

Consumed by Sofia L. Taylor

Separation-Individuation Theory by Marissa Glover

The Mix (Image) by Jyl Anais Ion

H by Katharyn Howd Machan

Telephone, 4 a.m. by Katherine DiBella Seluja

Helping Hand by Katrina Lynn Sczesny

Relapse by Nicole V. Basta

Delirium Tremens by Katherine DiBella Seluja

Madness by Carolina Borens

How Not to Write a Poem by Katharyn Howd Machan

Letter to a Friend by Louis Hoffman

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