Witness the complete collection of poems and haikus drawn from the mind of a recovering addict.
Gritty, authentic, and deeply personal, this complete collection of Poetry of an Addict compiles over 250 poems and haikus that stretch back over 30 years, exploring the darkness of addiction and offering a mixture of musings, reflections, and thoughts captured from moments of author Brett C. Persson’s life. Ranging from vivid wordplay written while sober to fragments and flashes of thought that were snatched from the depths of drug and alcohol use, these poems illuminate the mind of a man who struggled for decades with pain, grief, and substance abuse.
Balancing the sorrows of addiction with a redeeming message of hope and growth, readers will be taken on a journey that will offer them a window into the mind of an addict, revealing the inner conflicts, struggles, and suffering that grips the throes of addiction. This collection provides a new perspective to any poetry fan who wants to deepen their understanding of addiction, find a new source of human resilience, and see how one man managed to rise above his addiction to reclaim his life.
Perfect for kindred souls who have struggled with addiction, Complete Poetry of an Addict shines as a guiding light that will help you reflect on your own demons – or build the courage to confront them.
Brett C. Persson
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