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The Emergency Poet : An Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology

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A brilliant new anthology of poems that will help you to overcome stress, depression and other anxieties. Arranged by spiritual ailment, the sections include a range of verse, new and old, which may be of comfort to those in need of a pick-me-up for the soul. The collection has been carefully compiled by Deborah Alma, the world's first and only emergency poet, who travels to schools, libraries, festivals and other events in her 1970s ambulance to offer consultations and prescribe poems as cures for various maladies. This collection is designed to lift your mood and offers poetic help whenever it may be required.Other poetry collections include The Everyday Poet: Poems to Live By.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 22 x 198 x 22mm | 300g
  • Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B-W illustrations throughout
  • 1782434054
  • 9781782434054
  • 72,122

About Deborah Alma

Deborah Alma is the Emergency Poet - the world's first and only mobile poetic first aid service. A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. Dressed in white coat and stethoscope, she travels in her 1970s ambulance, accompanied by Nurse Verse or The Poemedic to literary and music festivals, libraries, schools, pubs, weddings and conferences ... anywhere that poetic help may be urgently required.show more

Review Text

This thoughtful and moving anthology distils her warmth and wisdom into 'verse cures' aimed at a variety of ills from insomnia and stress to sadness and the burdens of grief, allowing readers to dip into their favorites as and when the mood takes them.show more

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