Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water : Poems from a Life Uncharted

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Tracy Plath's first venture into poetry touches on themes of past abuses, the pain of betrayal and divorce, the stultifying depths of depression and inability of others to reach through to the suffering depressive, the transformational power of new love, the warmth of family, and the redemptive and healing properties of writing. In lyrical poetic forms and free form prose poetry, she describes the arc of one woman's adult life through pain to ultimate peace.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 2.54mm | 108.86g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514638355
  • 9781514638354

About Tracy Elizabeth Plath

Tracy Plath was born in upstate New York into a USAF family, traveling to different Air Force bases until her father's retirement when she was nine years old, spending the remainder of her childhood in tiny Bunker Hill, Indiana. Abuse as a child by a neighbor shaped much of her childhood world view, spiraling her downward into adult clinical depression, a state only furthered by a controlling and suffocating first marriage that saw the death of one child, the birth of three others, and ended in divorce. She returned to college at age 37, graduating with bachelors degrees in Anthropology and English just weeks before the finalization of her divorce. She pulled herself up from the near fatal depths of depression and poor health and finally reached a place of contentment and good health through daily walks in the Indiana countryside, creating a nest of her own in her small home with her children, the unconditional love and support of extended family and dear friends, and writing. A chance online encounter with a high school sweetheart developed through time into a deep and sustaining love, wooing each other through emails and daily Skype calls for three years while her new love worked overseas. At last, they married, blending their families together and moving together to El Paso, Texas, whose rugged beauty and history continues to inspire and shape Tracy's writing in new directions.show more

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