It's not unusual for people to face the dynamic of "crisis-struggle-renewal" sometime during their adult years. This process comes into play when life quickly changes direction on account of unanticipated events like the loss of one's health, the death of a spouse, or divorce. Can art cushion the blow of such transformational events?
For centuries, poetry has given voice to the spectrum of human experience. This thoughtful and perceptive book features selections chosen by Gretchen Schwenker from the work of some prominent 30 U.S. and British poets. Their work gives voice to the emotions that accompany your journey through the crisis-struggle-renewal cycle.
Additional features include an introduction to each section, hints for using poems as a form of meditation and prayer, indexes of authors and first lines, and a brief biography of each poet.