The Poetry Pharmacy

The Poetry Pharmacy
Author : William Sieghart
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2017-09-28
ISBN 10 : 9781846149801
ISBN 13 : 1846149800
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry Pharmacy Book Description:

'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry As heard on BBC Radio 4, the essential prescriptions from William Sieghart's poetic dispensary Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice offer comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and a chance to realize - I'm not the only one who feels like this. In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain. 'The book is delightful; it rightly resituates poetryin relation to its biggest and most serious task: helping us to live and diewell' Alain de Botton

The Poetry Pharmacy Returns

The Poetry Pharmacy Returns
Author : William Sieghart
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2019-09-26
ISBN 10 : 9780241419069
ISBN 13 : 0241419069
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry Pharmacy Returns Book Description:

'A matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss' Stephen Fry on William Sieghart's bestselling Poetry Pharmacy The Poetry Pharmacy is one of the bestselling (and most giftable) poetry anthologies of recent decades. Now, after huge demand for more prescriptions from readers and 'patients' alike, William Sieghart is back. This time, tried-and-true classics from his in-person pharmacies are joined by readers' favourite poems and the new conditions most requested by the public - all accompanied by his trademark meditations (warm, witty and understanding, with just a twist of the challenging) on the spiritual ailments he seeks to cure. From ageing bodies and existential crises to long-distance relationships and embracing your slovenliness, The Poetry Pharmacy Returns caters to all-new conditions while drilling further down into the universals: this time, the challenges of family life, and of living as a person among others, receive a much closer look. Perfect for the treasured friends, barely tolerated siblings, beloved aunts and revered grandparents in your life.

The Poetry Remedy

The Poetry Remedy
Author : William Sieghart
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN 10 : 9780525561095
ISBN 13 : 0525561099
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetry Remedy Book Description:

The US edition of the bestselling The Poetry Pharmacy A beautiful collection of curated poems each individually selected to provide hope, comfort, and inspiration—for all of life's most difficult moments Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice are tailored to those moments in life when we need them most, from general glumness to news overload, and from infatuation to losing the spark. Whatever you’re facing, there is a poem in these pages that will do the trick. This pocket-size companion presents the most essential fixes in William Sieghart’s poetic dispensary—those that, again and again, have shown themselves to hit the spot. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even an excess of ego—or whether you are seeking hope, comfort, inspiration, or excitement—The Poetry Remedy will provide just the poem you need in that moment.

Poems for a world gone to sh t

Poems for a world gone to sh t
Author : Quercus Poetry
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2018-03-08
ISBN 10 : 9781787471023
ISBN 13 : 1787471020
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poems for a world gone to sh t Book Description:

DISCOVER THE AMAZING POWER OF POETRY TO MAKE EVEN THE MOST F**KED UP TIMES FEEL BETTER A beautiful little book of short, simple, classic and contemporary poems to dip into, to make life feel better. From Shakespeare and Shelley to Lemn Sissay and Kate Tempest, poets have always been the best at showing us we're not alone, however sh*t things might seem. Funny, reflective, romantic and life-affirming - here is an anthology of poems to remind you to keep on looking at the stars: from that first 'what the f*ck' moment to empowering you to do something about this sh*t and ultimately realising that life is still beautiful after all. Rediscover old favourites and find some new treasures - you might be surprised just how much poetry can help. For fans of The Poetry Pharmacy, The Reading Cure and The Emergency Poet.

Poetry in the Clinic

Poetry in the Clinic
Author : Alan Bleakley
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2022-01-27
ISBN 10 : 9781000532081
ISBN 13 : 1000532089
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry in the Clinic Book Description:

This book explores previously unexamined overlaps between the poetic imagination and the medical mind. It shows how appreciation of poetry can help us to engage with medicine in more intense ways based on ‘defamiliarising’ old habits and bringing poetic forms of ‘close reading’ to the clinic. Bleakley and Neilson carry out an extensive critical examination of the well-established practices of narrative medicine to show that non-narrative, lyrical poetry does different kind of work, previously unexamined, such as place eclipsing time. They articulate a groundbreaking ‘lyrical medicine’ that promotes aesthetic, ethical and political practices as well as noting the often-concealed metaphor cache of biomedicine. Demonstrating that ambiguity is a key resource in both poetry and medicine, the authors anatomise poetic and medical practices as forms of extended and situated cognition, grounded in close readings of singular contexts. They illustrate structural correspondences between poetic diction and clinical thinking, such as use of sound and metaphor. This provocative examination of the meaningful overlap between poetic and clinical work is an essential read for researchers and practitioners interested in extending the reach of medical and health humanities, narrative medicine, medical education and English literature.

Do I Need to See a Therapist

Do I Need to See a Therapist
Author : Donna Maria Bottomley
Publisher : Legend Press Ltd
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2021-05-22
ISBN 10 : 9781800316850
ISBN 13 : 1800316852
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do I Need to See a Therapist Book Description:

How the fear of emotion keeps us struggling and what to do about it. While society as a whole is becoming increasingly conscious of mental health, and the social consequences of the global Covid-19 pandemic has made the issue ever more salient, the idea of asking for professional help has largely remained taboo. The fear of being thought mad, weak or helpless, and the prospect of having to revisit personal trauma, have stopped many people from seeking out a therapist. In this empathetic and practical guide, drawing on some of the latest studies in the field, psychotherapist Donna Maria Bottomley examines these anxieties and argues that therapy should be just as acceptable as seeing a GP or booking your car into the garage, and needn’t be our last resort. The book introduces the concept of interception and how we can start to understand more about our emotions by noticing what happens in our body when we feel a certain way. A framework for plotting what is upsetting us is provided, and the book also lays out what to expect from therapy and how to make it work for us. The many pathways towards finding help, whether in a traditional practice setting or via alternate routes made possible by modern technology are also discussed. Do I Need to See a Therapist? provides insight into how we can acknowledge and overcome the dual-fear of not only what we think it means about us if we see a therapist, but the fear of our own emotions themselves.

Miscellanies Poetry and Authorship 1680 1800

Miscellanies  Poetry  and Authorship  1680   1800
Author : Carly Watson
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 293
Release : 2021-03-26
ISBN 10 : 9783030370664
ISBN 13 : 3030370666
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscellanies Poetry and Authorship 1680 1800 Book Description:

This book is a critical study of the ancestors of contemporary poetry anthologies: the poetic miscellanies of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It argues that miscellanies are a distinctive kind of literary collection and that their popularity in the period 1680–1800 had a far-reaching impact on authors, publishers, and readers of poetry. This study expands the definition of miscellanies to include single-author collections called miscellanies as well as the multiple-author collections that have traditionally been the focus of scholarly attention. It shows how multiple-author miscellanies fostered different kinds of literary community and explores the neglected role of single-author miscellanies in the self-fashioning of eighteenth-century writers. Later chapters examine miscellanies’ relationships with periodicals, their contribution to the formation of the literary canon, and their reception and transformation in the hands of readers. The book draws on newly available digital data as well as evidence from hundreds of printed miscellanies to shed new light on how poetry was written, published, and read in the long eighteenth century.

Rest is Radical

Rest is Radical
Author : Mel Skinner
Publisher : Aeon Books
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9781913504205
ISBN 13 : 1913504204
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rest is Radical Book Description:

Radical rest can not only improve physical health, support mental wellbeing and increase emotional resilience but can even change the way we think about ourselves and the world around us. In Rest is Radical, Mel Skinner gives us nine principles which provide the foundation and guidelines to radical rest along with yoga practices that lead us to an embodied way of understanding the principles through the felt experience of slowing down. She explores how symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction and more can be supported with the practices she shares. This is an invitation to move towards stillness, and in doing so discover a life more peaceful, contented and joyful.

Aulos An Anthology of English Poetry

Aulos  An Anthology of English Poetry
Author : Sabuj Sarkar
Publisher : Mississippi Books
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2020-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9789354070938
ISBN 13 : 9354070930
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aulos An Anthology of English Poetry Book Description:

Aulos: An Anthology of English Poetry is an assemblage of poetic visions, thoughts, and ideas during Covid-19 in 2020. In a time when life is in crises and the symphonies of life are heard no more, Aulos: An Anthology of English Poetry has tried to capture the fine-tune of human existence on Earth. Pandemic is never new, but what is novel here is the urge for newer life, better understanding, and global harmony.

Dangerous Drugs

Dangerous Drugs
Author : Ronny Spaans
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-07-02
ISBN 10 : 9789048532582
ISBN 13 : 9048532582
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Drugs Book Description:

In the 17th century, the Dutch Republic was the centre of the world trade in exotic drugs and spices. They were sought after both as medicines, and as luxury objects for the bourgeois class, giving rise to a medical and moral anxiety in the Republic. This ambivalent view on exotic drugs is the theme of the poetry of Joannes Six van Chandelier (1620-1695). Six, who himself ran the drug shop 'The Gilded Unicorn' in Amsterdam, addresses a number of exotic medicines in his poems, such as musk, incense, the miracle drug theriac, Egyptian mumia, and even the blood of Charles I of England. In Dangerous Drugs, these texts are studied for the first time. The study shows how Six, through a process of self-presentation as a sober and restrained merchant, but also as a penitent sinner, thirsting for God's grace, links early modern drug abuse to different desires, such as lust, avarice, pride and curiosity. The book shows also how an early modern debate on exotic drugs contributed to an important shift in early modern natural science, from a drug lore based on mythical and fabulous concepts, to a botany based on observation and systematic examination.