Facing the Fire

‘Dysfunction rolls down from generation to generation like a fire in the woods, taking down everything in its path until one person in one generation has the courage to turn and face the flames’

—Terry Real—Therapist, Speaker & Author

Facing the Fire invites us to cast aside our fear and face the fires raging in our minds - be it the fire of family dysfunction, past trauma, conflict or memories. This collection of short stories, poems and essays faces the fire head-on through brave and inspiring reflections on the past and hopes for the future.

'Ghost Bones takes as its inspiration the idea of taxonomy: the scientific system of classification of organic beings. In each of their individual chapters, the poets explore what this means to them: woman, man, non-binary.

The bridge between spoken word and published poetry is made of books such as this, is made of paper and sound. We hope it finds you.’

—Joelle Taylor— T.S. Eliot Prize Winner 2021

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