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[Poetry Friday] Reflections on Writing and Learning: Poems by Caroline Kaufman from “Light Filters In” (Part 1 of 2)

Several weeks ago, I came across a new poetry collection via Goodreads: Light Filters In by Caroline Kaufman.

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Fats here.

My Poetry Friday post for today is the first of a two-part feature. Several weeks ago, I came across a new poetry collection via Goodreads: Light Filters In by Caroline Kaufman. Caroline Kaufman is more popularly known as @poeticpoison on Instagram. Caroline is 18 years old and has been writing poetry since she was 13 as a means of coping with mental illness.

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In Light Filters In, Caroline bravely talks about her mental illness – suicide, anxiety, and depression – and shows us what it means to be human. I flagged so many pages in her book – pages that contain heartrendingly beautiful words, pages that show years of darkness and solitude, and pages that reveal growth and learning. In reading her poems, I felt Kaufman’s pain and I am touched by her journey toward healing.

Poetry Friday round-up is hosted this week by
Heidi from My Juicy Little Universe.


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5 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Reflections on Writing and Learning: Poems by Caroline Kaufman from “Light Filters In” (Part 1 of 2)

  1. Thanks for introducing us to Caroline’s work. I just rushed over and followed her on Instagram. I especially love the line ‘Bedhead of the brain’. Oh I so get that!

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  2. Yes, “ribbons of dark matter,” “we brush and we brush and we brush.” I won’t say that Caroline is an “accomplished” poet, although this work is that; she shows that she really has no choice but to let the dark brilliance out.

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  3. maryleehahn

    I’m fascinated by the way Instagram users combine words and images. Not so fascinated that I’ll join…

    This is a young writer with a powerful message.

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  4. Thanks for sharing Caroline with us Fats, her first poem is very strong and an invitation to other young women.

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  5. Yes, those are beautiful. I’m brushing and brushing in my corner of the world, too.

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