Please Hear What I'm Not Saying (Paperback)
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Please Hear What I'm Not Saying (Paperback)

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Published: 05/05/2018

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'These poems crackle with the electricity of experience and sing with the effort of rendering that experience in language. This is work that stands a few inches away from your face and tells you tales that shudder with a terrible beauty; these voices must be listened to because what they are saying is something that all of us, whoever we are, need to know.' Ian McMillan

'Please Hear What I Am Not Saying takes the sense of anxiety, the fear, the feeling of self hatred and punishment and delivers it in the best way possible, for if you cannot hear what someone is trying to tell you about how they are suffering underneath, then at least you can read their words and hold them close, you can learn to read what is written between the words.

In poems such as Neil Elder's Invisible, Angela Topping's Loneliness, Jinny Fisher's Ana's Therapy, Andrew Barnes' Black Rot, Peter Adair's Demolition, Alison Down's The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Stephen Watt's Mark and the Maltese poet Miriam Calleja's chilling I Once Loved Something Dark, is written should be discussed, there is nothing in this world it seems that cannot be aired and have a view, compassion and consideration attached.

Please Hear What I Am Not Saying is the passion in the voices, those that struggle in the dark and those that hear the whisper of being in a different place occupied seemingly by the rest of humanity; little realising that we are all, deep down inside, asking to be heard in between the words we are not saying.' Ian D. Hall (Liverpool Sound and Vision)

Publisher: Fly on the Wall Press
ISBN: 9781999598600
Number of pages: 238


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'Words are powerful and these words are more powerful than most. They burst through the gaps and silences surrounding mental health with brutal and searing honesty. It is sometimes said that creativity comes from a dark place, forged from an intense sensitivity to the highs and lows of what it is to be human. It is certainly true of these poets, who write from direct experience of their own or loved ones' mental illness.' Sue Mackrell 'Please Hear What I Am Not Saying is the passion in the voices, those that struggle in the dark and those that hear the whisper of being in a different place occupied seemingly by the rest of humanity, little realising that we are all, deep down inside, asking to be heard in between the words we are not saying.A beautifully compiled book of poetry by Isabelle Kenyon, one in which to reach out and understand that what makes other's tick is also the same as what goes through your own mind.' Ian D. Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision

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“Review of Please Hear What I’m Not Saying, a poetry collection compiled and edited by Isabelle Kenyon. All profits go to MIND. Runner up for Best Anthology (Saboteur Awards 2018)”

Words are powerful and these words are more powerful than most. They burst through the gaps and silences surrounding mental health with brutal and searing honesty.
It is sometimes said that creativity comes from a... More

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“Pure slices of emotion.”

I love this book. I love how I can pick it up and open it at any page and feast upon the little morsels of emotion it contains. Painful familiarity, commiseration and joy for anyone that has experience with mental... More

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“What it feels like on the inside”

The worst thing about being in a fearful place, in a place of anxiety or in a position where you feel like you've lost control, is the ensuing loneliness. A book such as this shows us that others have been, and... More

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