Symptoms Positive and Negative
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- the publisher: Picaro Press
“Phillip Ellis’ Symptoms Positive and Negative presents a very personal series of poems, reminiscent of David Sylvian’s line: ‘I struggle with an outlook on life that shifts between darkness and shadowy light.’ These are poems of pain, of loss, of anxiety, poems of guilt and sorrow and paranoia. Ennui, death and absence too haunt these lines; yet, so honestly told are they, that the poems bring home to us what it means to be human, to live with doubts and difficulties, and yet with hope. Like the stories of Flannery O’Connor, which reflect the struggles of individual souls with their own existence, Ellis’ poems move us, leave us struck by their complexity of thought and insight expressed through the poet’s voice of forceful simplicity.”
–Leigh Blackmore, friend and colleague
Also available direct from the author; email for details.