Staring Down the Tracks
by Julia Paul
Scheduled Release Date: March 15, 2020
Staring Down the Tracks is a collection of poems that gives voice to those affected by addiction, a population that, despite their numbers and diverse demographics, is often harshly judged and silenced by shame. The mother and son of these poems are your neighbors, friends, relatives, and co-workers who need to have a dialog with you
“Images precise and severe are accompanied by a fragile, defiantly beautiful music as the poet describes the son whom she will lose, over and over again.”
~Erica Funkhouser, author of Post & Rail, winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry
“…a courageous and generous collection, an essential contribution to literature about addiction that will change you.”
~Daniel Donaghy, author, Somerset: Start with the Trouble,
winner of the Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence
“If Sylvia Plath were the mother of an addict, she would write poems like [these].”
~Miriam Greenspan, psychotherapist and author,
Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair.
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