Living in Storms: Contemporary Poetry and the Moods of Manic Depression
Genre: Anthology (Poems)
- Coulehan, Jack
- Date of entry: Mar-15-2008
- Last revised: Mar-14-2008
Living in Storms presents an array of contemporary poems grouped to reflect mania and depression from different perspectives. The book has eight sections. In the first three, the poet himself or herself expresses what it is like to be susceptible to mania or depression ("How It Is"), the experience of being there ("In the Mood"), and the experience in retrospect ("Remembering the Episodes"). The next two sections contain poems that approach these moods from more of a distance, either looking at the sufferer from another's perspective, ("Characters") or at the influence of manic-depressive sufferers on those around them ("Family and Friends"). The following section is devoted to poems about artists who suffered from manic-depression ("Artists"). The last two sections contain poems that depict shifts from one mood to the other, either on a daily or general basis ("Daily Shifts") or seasonally ("With the Seasons").
Living in Storms: Contemporary Poetry and the Moods of Manic-Depression
Eastern Washington University Press