Title: The Emergency Poet: An Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology
Author: Deborah Alma
Page Count/Review Word Count: 194
I’ve already read one of these mini collections of poetry from Deborah Alma, the emergency poet, and so I kind of knew what I was in for. Alma does a great job of pulling together a huge variety of both classic and contemporary poetry and the result is this stunning little hardback collection that’s so aesthetically pleasing you won’t want to put it down.
I also like how Alma includes some further recommended reading at the end, as well as the fact that one of the poems she recommended was by Charles Bukowski. But I also found a bunch of classic poems that I now want to memorise, including one that it turns out my granddad also knows – and he’s a working class dude from a small town. I can’t vouch for whether these poems actually help you to beat stress, but I will say that I enjoyed reading it and would read more in this series if and when they came out. So yeah!