Tuesday, July 14, 2020

3 Life-Affirming Chapters of Poetry and Prose Explore Links between Personal Trauma and the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

London, UK - July 15, 2020 –– In this brave new world, heartbreaks and personal tragedies affect us all deeply. Whether grieving a loved one, escaping abuse, or surviving a global crisis. We may move on ultimately to a new chapter, but we do not ignore or forget the past, and we certainly do not remain unscathed.
Can we still find hope amid disaster, trauma, or loss? When it feels like we have given up, we may stumble upon the words and deeds of others that inspire us to carry on.
Just recently, Anna Grace Du Noyer released three life-affirming chapters of poetry and prose in her book. Fear is a Liar. The book tells a story of crisis, loss, and survival, and the ultimate impact of love and hope.
"Poems have the power to translate unspeakable stories into something people can comprehend. For the poet, this means looking at the trauma right in the face!," commented Du Noyer. "Poems are vehicles for compassion. Sometimes that means compassion for yourself," she added.
Du Noyer is best known for her poetry collections of major life and World events. Her writing ranges from explicit and poignant compositions to abstract, free verse, providing a poem for every emotion experienced during prolonged periods of crisis.
Revealing a little of the author's complex life-story, the new book explores topics such as abuse, domestic violence, grief, loneliness, and rebellion.  But it's not all doom and gloom. A silver-lining of optimism runs throughout each chapter, with a layer of sarcasm and dry-wit added for good measure.
"I hope that the poems can benefit others - particularly women and girls. Perhaps a small step in learning to live with their ordeals, and to own them. Being angry is ok! Laughing is fine too - it's your experience – and it doesn't define you," Du Noyer said.
The timing of the book couldn't be more apt. As the world emerges from a global crisis, Du Noyer believes the Pandemic has shone a light on trauma - whether the collective suffering from this generation-defining crisis or personal traumas, amplified by the uniqueness of the situation.

"The coronavirus pandemic has acted as a global trigger-warning!" She says. "It has ignited long-suppressed feelings, for many, and it would not surprise me if it caused a mental health pandemic."
In the final chapter of Fear is a Liar, Du Noyer observes the impact of the virus on the fragile human spirit, expressed through poetry, making this book a compelling, must-read for 2020.
The final chapter is also available as a stand-alone book, Poems of the Pandemic.
Both books will be released to Audible and iTunes in August 2020, for the beautiful and full impact of the spoken word.  

Fear is a Liar. Paperback – 20 Jun. 2020
by Anna Grace Du Noyer  (Author)

3 life-affirming chapters of poetry and prose.Fear is a Liar is a collection of poetry and prose telling a story of resilience, loss, survival, love and hope.Best known for her poetry journals of major life and world events, Du Noyer's writing ranges from stark and moving elegies to abstract, descorts and free verse, providing a poem for every emotion experienced during prolonged periods of crisis, such as violetrelationships, abuse, the death of a parent or a global pandemic - all serving as the major themes throughout this anthology.

Product details
·         Paperback: 121 pages
·         Publisher: Independently published (20 Jun. 2020)
·         Language: English
·         ISBN-13: 979-8648105256
·         ASIN: B08BDSDJTH
·         Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.8 x 22.9 cm


Contemporary poet, Anna Grace Du Noyer was born in 1986 in North Wales.

Du Noyer's experiences in early life and young adulthood influence themes within her collections.

Growing up in the British countryside, as the daughter of a geologist, metaphors of mountainous landscapes and stark scenes in nature feature heavily in her poetry.

Du Noyer's poetry is an antidote to the excesses of civilisation, exploring and reflecting on often unnoticed but profound details in the natural world.

Best known for her poetry journals of major life and world events, her writing ranges from stark and moving elegies to abstract, descorts and free verse. Occasional, humorous, epigrams provide a poem for every feeling experienced during prolonged periods of crisis such as the death of a parent or a global pandemic - two major themes in her recent work.

Du Noyer's largest collection of poetry was written during her mother's battle with terminal brain cancer. And in her book Poems of the Pandemic, she explores themes surrounding the 2020 global coronavirus outbreak.

Her observations on the flaws and nuances of the human condition help create a rounded story of life through her lense.

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