Have I Told You About My Superpowers

SKU: 9781735887258

Whether manic "sailing with planets" or using "the rust of mars" to describe anger, emerging poet Luther Kissam V draws on the celestial, the terrestrial, and sometimes the mundane to explore mental health. These elements push and pull Kissam's deeply personal poems through chaos and calm, meditations and medications, and ultimately, to balance. For Kissam, bipolar is a gift from the moon, a gravitational force, that fuels exploration of space: mental, physical, and spiritual. His poems reveal the tumult and tranquility teetering in us all, especially in those whose experience of beauty, joy, and, pain is physical, sometimes tragic, and often supernatural. Kissam's confessions of failure, triumph, and resiliency will resonate with those affected by, diagnosed with, or curious about bipolar disorder.

Author Bio:

Luther Kissam V studies English and creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is an alumnus of Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference and Kenyon College’s Young Writers Summer Residential Workshop. He writes about aging neighbors and favorite rappers, and in this collection, bipolar disorder. He tries to be a friend he would like to have. He is resilient and wakes up every day with the intention to grow. He has a mental illness and sometimes worries it defines him. He is working on his first novel.

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