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Survivors Poetry aim to publish and promote poetry by survivors; supporting and developing survivor poets and establishing communication networks; making connections between creativity and mental health. This blog contains notes from contributors to the survivors network.

Wendy Young has started this about 10 do I say LISTEN

5 September 2013


Terracotta Army

..because no matter how many times I have tried, I end up with mud on my face, threats, dismayed, disheartened, lost, alone.  All because I keep my trap shut and when I open it, the truth comes out.  So what else can I do but express myself in a poem..but is it myself, am I expressing someone else?  Am I just asking for trouble?  It's serious but I can't help a flippant title! Gruffalo Soldier You Nephew No higher Than a Terracotta warrior And...

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Anthony Hurford posts a poem concerning the difficulties of embodiment

4 September 2013


ink and crayon drawing of adam and eve and the tree of knowledge in a garden peopled by partial faces

I had an idea to write something about incarnation and gathered some phrases, but didn’t think I really had something, especially as it’s a big thing others have definitely done – but then I thought I’d give my partial view a go and this is how its taken its own form. Incarnation Born, this is the meat of it, the meta too for some. This feast of flesh. Which way does it go, control, flesh to spirit, or spirit flesh. A balance must be struck, you say. Yet the dreams of...

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