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.
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.