Said the Manic to the Muse

Said the Manic to the Muse Review

Jeanann Verlee s second book, Said the Manic to the Muse, takes a deeper, more focused look at the erratic, whimsical, ominous, and sometimes perilous ways manic depression functions. When unexpectedly delivered into life-changing tumult, the author experienced a rash of manic episodes and a severe depression which culminated in a psychotic break and eventual attempt to take her own life all in the span of a single year. Introduced through the careful prophecy of three archetypes: Medea, Jezebel, and Kali each a woman largely misrepresented and wholly misunderstood these poems detail the story of one woman s struggle to maintain both strength and sanity in the face of abandonment and aging. From dangerous trysts and barroom brawls to grief-induced psychosis, Said the Manic to the Muse recounts the year she lost everything, including her mind. The year of fire. The year of the river. The year she almost didn t survive."

Title:Said the Manic to the Muse
Edition Language:English

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  • J.

    1.5/5.A handful of poems were good but overall the imagery and allusions were redundant, cliche, and trite. Her poems are intimate but that doesn't mean they are well-written....

  • Rebecca

    The Mania Speaks:"You clumsy bootlegger. Little daffodil.I watered you with an ocean & you plucked one little vein?Downed a couple bottles of pills & got yourself carted off to the ER?I gifted you the...

  • Violet

    I devoured Racing Hummingbirds and was so excited to read her newest work. I missed her style and her unapologetic honesty and the way that poetry lets things be said that can't be said in other mediu...

  • Matthew Richards

    If I were to make a list of poets whose writing has influenced my own, Jeanann Verlee would come to mind first, so I was naturally excited to read this. It certainly delivered. It took a while to get ...

  • Noura

    this is as raw as you'll get....

  • Samantha LeRoy

    Very unapologetic and honest. It's raw, naked poetry with teeth. ...