f the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine. --Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus, II, 29. Tr. Anita Barrows/Joanna Macy*
Gatsby Books Reading Series presents Five Stellar Poets +OPEN MIC;Gerald Locklin, Mohsen Emadi, Lester Graves Lennon, Natalie J Graham, and Cynthia Alessandra Briano will read from new and selected works. +Limited OPEN MIC (Sign up: 6:45pm). Reading: 7-9pm. Reception with wine, cheese, and light fare to follow. Join us!
Cognizant Introspection is a collection of poems written as a means of expressing the emotions and thoughts that can overrun the mind when dealing with a lifetime of depression and anxiety. It traces the journey from the darkness of the disorders into the emerging light of healing.
Themes of loneliness, darkness, pain, and emptiness are explored in the first part of the book. Is there a light at the end of the darkness? The second part of the book attempts to answer that question. Poetry is the vehicle for the mind to explore and understand the personal journey from darkness into light in this collection of poems.