A Thread of Hope
Chipmunkapublishing ltd, Jun 1, 2011 - 58 pages
DescriptionThread of Hope is more than a word salad. It reads like a zine exploring the boundaries of the mental illness system. This chapbook of semi-autobiographical poetry, prose and artistry demonstrates the healing power of creativity and spirituality in the life of the psychiatrized. About the AuthorDenise Fletcher holds a degree in recreational therapy from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a massage practitioner certificate from the Minneapolis School of Massage. She struggles with bipolar disorder. Denise finds healing in the arts and writing is her passion. Her work has been published through On Edge, Kaleidoscope, Many Voices, Home Health Aide Digest, Hopekeeper's Magazine, Open Minds Quarterly, Bloomington Art Center and other various venues.
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