2018 has already begun with a bang. Plenty of projects on the go and a new column to come soon involving food and writers for the This is Galway website. I also have new work in the brilliant Apricity Magazine and a poem included in a new anthology called ‘Please Hear What I’m Not Saying’ in which I will explain a little about here and why you should buy it.
Please Hear What I’m Not Saying Poetry Anthology
I’m over the moon to have work accepted for this anthology and not just because there are writers included that I love, but because of the subject matter which very close to my heart.
Editor Isabelle Kenyon has created a magnificent anthology book which consists of 116 poets from around the world and details a whole range of mental health experiences. The profits from the sales of this book will go towards the UK charity ‘Mind.’
Mental health issues are a huge topic worldwide. There is not a family that has not been affected or touched by a person dealing with such problems. I have written poems based on suicide in my debut book because I have had close members of family, as well as close friends, die due to suicide and Alzheimers.
I’m sure most of us have had similar experiences. That is why when a project is created with such great intentions as Isabelle Kenyon has done here, I can’t think of a better way to support it by purchasing a book with quality writing and know that your few pounds will go to an amazing cause.
Kenyon states As an editor, I have not been afraid to shy away from the ugly or the abstract, but I believe that the anthology as a whole is a journey – with each section the perspective changes. I hope that the end of the book reflects the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for mental health and that the outcome of these last sections express positivity and hope.
You can also help by using your social media accounts to spread the release of this book (date of release is Thursday 8th, on Amazon) and you can use this hashtag #Pleasehearwhatimnotsaying and #MINDPoetryProject.
Share this post or any information that you can and get involved, help get as much cash for the UK charity Mind as well as own a beautiful brilliant book full of quailty contemporary poetry.
You can read a blog post and interview with Isabelle Kenyon here on the website of Poet Glen Wilson.