Book Review. History of Present Complaint by HL R.

It was real. It was real. It was real to you. Alternating narrative between the past and present, History of Present Complaint by HLR (Close to the Bone Publishing) is a raw, and visceral collection of poetry and prose on mental illness. Post Complaint // Dirty Dishes was my favourite poem/prose. Perfection, and something not … Continue reading Book Review. History of Present Complaint by HL R.

Book Review. Dark Days: Long Nights by Leanne Cooper.

‘if you did a bit each day it wouldn’t get too much’ but it does, and it has, and I’m sinking. Leanne Cooper’s writing in Dark Days: Long Nights flows so easily and is immediately engaging. Prose The River, my favourite piece in the book, with the lines ‘I stand upon the old wooden bridge … Continue reading Book Review. Dark Days: Long Nights by Leanne Cooper.

Experiencing depression as a teenager

When I moved from primary school to secondary and was required to wear a blazer as part of the uniform, my mum purchased a blazer that was oversized and would last. Which meant by the time I was 13 or 14, and hitting puberty, it fitted a little snug. This was a common snag with … Continue reading Experiencing depression as a teenager