A collection of poems woven together to tell the story of a journey from child abuse and self-injury towards healing. Published for abuse survivors, those who self-injure, healing professionals, and anyone interested in understanding, preventing and healing the various forms of child abuse and self-injury.
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The author is a writer, artist and activist who hopes that through sharing her art work and healing journey she may contribute to efforts to further understand, prevent and heal from child abuse and its legacy of consequence.
These consequences negatively affect many other aspects of human life on the planet, including environmental, social, and political. The use and misuse of power and responsibility are first learned in early life, and as is too often the case, must be relearned if humanity is to survive at all, and perhaps ultimately, to evolve.Review:
"A great number of women who have been sexually abused and who cope by engaging in self-injurious behavior also cope by writing poetry. The genre of therapeutic poetry is often gut-wrenching, emotional, provocative, and tragic. The poems in CAPTIV transcend the usual therapeutic poetry stereotype in that they are truly poetic." -- Armando Favazza, M.D., author of Bodies Under Siege
"Gripping, pointed, witty, succinct, and page-turning. CAPTV is one of the best anthologies of trauma/recovery poetry that we have come across." -- Karen Conterio and Wendy Lader, Ph.D., Co-Directors of the S.A.F.E. Alternatives Program, authors of Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Treatment Program for Self-Injurers
This remarkable book of poems weds the wit of Oscar Wilde and that of the best of the New Yorker punchlines to the deepest psychoanalytic depths in this extensive and autobiographical account of a variously abused and systematically undermined childhood. -- John R. Seeley, sociologist & psychoanalyst, author of The Americanization of the Unconscious and Crestwood Heights
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Book Description Express Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0967440602
Book Description Express Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0967440602 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2086620