Complex and multi-layered, Daniel Roy Connelly’s poetry insists on being read multiple times in different ways in order to fully appreciate every nuance. Good poetry reads like velvet on the tongue and mind, and this is no exception. And intelligent and poignant depiction of life with bi-polar disorder that we’re honoured to feature in our first issue.
When I Sit With Your Troubled Mind is a beautiful and heartbreaking representation of what it is like to care for someone with depression; the pain of not being able to help and not knowing every intricacy of the sufferer. Allyson Whipple’s poem moved us more than expected, leaving its fingerprints on our minds like scars unseen.