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Weaponized Emotions [Jun. 23rd, 2008|02:05 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Loneliness is a sharp tool
without direction
You can use it to dig around
in your flesh
looking for arteries and veins and sympathy
or you can pare away
all the unnecessary corners
and smooth down
the rough surfaces
to get to the life you want
hidden within

[User Picture]From: liralen
2008-06-23 02:56 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sweetmmeblue
2008-06-23 08:02 am (UTC)
Looking for Poetry, Art, Lyrics and Short (flash) Fiction:

We are currently working with UK writer and artist Lucie Barat on a very special anthology in support of the charity 'MIND'.

The project's working title is "An Expression of Depression" with all proceeds going to the charity. Mind (National Association for Mental Health)

The aim is to de-stigmatise depression, being very careful not to glamorize it in any way. The book is to be a collection of photo's, drawings, poems, lyrics or short prose.

"A collection of expressions from people with emotional wounds"

From Lucie's website:

"Having spent years in and out of various institutions, I wanted to do something for the charity MIND because there is such stigma attached to depression and mental illness. Also having spent years as a struggling writer/actress/musician, I wanted to help 'artists', as many of them have suffered and would be able to express their experiences articulately."

"This would also be giving talented people who haven't been lucky enough to get a 'break' a chance to get their work seen. This book has donations from successful as well as less lucky talent. All of them have suffered in varying degrees from depression, anxiety or some form of mental illness."

We are encouraging submissions from writers, poets, lyricists and artists who have suffered depression or other mental illnesses, and are interested in work that explores the subject.

Here is Lucie's orginal call for submissions at her band's myspace page

There has already been some interest shown by a publisher, so we ask that you forward your submissions without delay for consideration.

Please send them to mind@vagabondagepress.com with "MIND" in the subject line.

Thank you,
Fawn Neun
The Battered Suit
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