This book of joyous and uplifting verse is a welcome beacon of hope and happiness in difficult and challenging times, collected together with beautiful illustrations and context for each poem.
We all have days when we find ourselves in need of some positivity. In difficult times, the words of others can lift us up. Bright, joyful art to inspire hopefulness is combined with carefully curated poems, chosen to lift the spirits through the healing power of words.
The book is divided into eight sections on the themes of hope, resilience & courage, joy, nature & escape, love, tranquility, gratitude and comfort. Featuring a diverse range of writers from Oscar Wilde to Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson to Maya Angelou, William Blake to Warsan Shire, the selections are accompanied by explanations and illuminating context that reinforce the positive mental health message.
Julie Sutherland received her PhD in English Studies and is now a writer and editor based in New Brunswick, Canada. She is a research associate with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Northern British Columbia. She has a long history of teaching poetry and other literature in educational and non-educational settings in Canada, the US, the UK and online