I’m celebrating this weekend at the news from publisher Virgil Kay that my second poetry collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, is forthcoming from Canada based Fowlpox Press.
This collection contains 35 poems dealing with reflection, depression and letting go of the past. It deals with counselling skills and self-therapy in overcoming difficult emotional obstacles. Despite my celebratory picture above, it’s a serious collection with darker themes, in contrast to my lighter, more humorous debut collection: A Model Archaeologist from Eyewear Publishing (2015).
Hope you can share my excitement with my latest literary news.
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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