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Diagnosis Hysteria? Prescription: Hysteria! is an anthology of poems by the participants of the CoolTan Arts Women’s Poetry Group and some of the female staff and volunteers who work there.

These are poems not only about mental distress, but about love and loss, the power of the natural world, being a woman, everyday joys and woes, the beauty of language … They experiment with form and style, finding new voices with which to express old feelings, or forging a unique poetic voice for the artist.

Anthropology is an anthology of poetry by members of the poetry group at CoolTan Arts. The book encompasses a huge range of sentiments and styles, from flights of fancy to political rant, from rhyming quatrains to shards of meaning, through haiku, free verse and lyric. This is very much poetry for poetry’s sake, and there’s something for every taste.

While mental distress is explicitly addressed in some of the works, it’s by no means the overriding concern: there are poems about family love and romantic love, meditations on nature, satires on current affairs and storytelling, pure and simple.

… a book of brilliant growling poems, dandified wild work … funny, witty, moving, political, sassy, wise – Ali Smith

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