Shellley Duffy – Week 15 Chapbook Chart 2020

A Breath I Cannot Take recounts a heartbreaking yet familiar story of the poet’s downward spiral into a deep pit of depression and anxiety. The triggers of domestic violence and family tragedies escalating into drug abuse and debt are not unique either. What makes this collection of poems so special is they depict how the author, at rock bottom, turned their life around. This honest and insightful chronicle, written in verse, gives hope, strength and courage to helps others escape from similar situations.

Shellley Duffy is an author and poet from Dundee, Scotland.

1 – A Breath I Cannot Take – Shelley Duffy (Independently published)

2 – The Cows – Lydia Davis (Sarabande Books, 2011)

3 – Abominable: A Creature Feature – William Meikle (Independently published, 2019)

4 – Mixed Metaphors Through Time – Patrick Sheils (Independently published)

5 – Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig – Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (RIT Press, 2010)

6 – The death of Harold Ladoo – Dennis Lee  (Kanchenjunga Press, 1976)

7 – The Summoning of the Old Ones – Jeffrey Thomas (Independently published, 2019)

8 – Mare Nostrum – Khaled Mattawa (Sarabande Books, 2019)

9 – Dark Astral – Daniel Fox (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2020)

10 – City, Ruby: Poetry – Seth Seong (Independently published)

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