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Depression & Other Magic Tricks : Button Poetry - Sabrina Benaim

Depression & Other Magic Tricks

Button Poetry

Paperback Published: 24th August 2017
ISBN: 9781943735204
Number Of Pages: 96

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Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem 'Explaining My Depression to My Mother' has become a cultural phenomenon with over 50,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaim's wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder.

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"In Depression & Other Magic Tricks, Sabrina Benaim has devised a maze of language that both prods and lulls the reader deeper into the tangle: "What is the name of a place that everyone can see is burning...& that place is not a place but a person." Unafraid to address the intangible murk of depression's stronghold in the face of grief, Benaim writes "when the sky fell...you would think i would have run." And aren't we all this surprised by what we will and will not do in the heat of our own undoing? It is a thing of courage to address the bottomless dark with whole words, to trumpet its omnipresence, to name it and not flinch." -- Jeanann Verlee, author of Said the Manic to the Muse
"I read this book on a day I couldn't get out of bed and it made me feel like I had a friend in the world. Slow-dancing with depression and heartbreak, the loss in Sabrina Benaim's poems arrives as a roadmap; a guide to finding ourselves in what we lose. The magic trick of this collection is that

ISBN: 9781943735204
ISBN-10: 1943735204
Series: Button Poetry
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 24th August 2017
Publisher: Button Poetry
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14

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