Dysphoria

Category: Book
By (author): Neilson, Shane
Subject:  POETRY / American / General
  POETRY / Canadian
  POETRY / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Porcupine
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*

A heart-rending poetic commentary on the pain, anxiety and dissatisfaction that go hand-in-hand with mental illness, and on the complex and emotional interplay between doctor, patient and outsider.

From The Publisher*

Shane Neilson's Dysphoria fearlessly confronts mental illness from all sides, taking the perspective of patient, doctor and observer. It explodes with love and longing, passion and fear. It wails to the strains of Percy Sledge and rides alongside Mad Max-crazy, but with a good guy's badge. It suffers the indignities of therapeutic measures and faces the helplessness of a parent witnessing his child's suffering.

In Neilson's own words, Dysphoria `throws acid from half-glasses but drinks some first to be fair.'