Survive Like the Water By Lydia Havens



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Survive Like the Water
By Lydia Havens

About Survive Like the Water:

In her debut poetry collection, Lydia Havens explores how mental illness, grief, and abuse have correlated in her own life, and in the patterns she observes in the rest of the world. Divided into four thematic parts, Survive Like the Water describes trauma using everyday occurrences and objects, and asks necessary questions about healing as a lifelong process.


These poems tell the story of a survivor; a sometimes reluctant, but mostly victorious, survivor. It isn't often that you find an author who is so unapologetic, so fiercely determined to overcome, but you find that with Lydia Havens. Their voice is a force to be reckoned with, and one that truly stands out among the rest. Reading this collection of poetry was being undone and then remade in one continuous loop. This book is a triumph, is walking out of the water, blessed and broken and clean.

-Caitlyn Siehl, Author of What we Buried and Crybaby


About Lydia Havens:

Lydia Havens is a poet currently living in Boise, Idaho. She is the co-founder and former Executive Poetry Editor of Transcendence Magazine, and the founder of Sapphic Swan Zine, a small publication for LGBT+ women and gender nonconformists. Her work has previously been published in Winter Tangerine, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and Words Dance, among other places. Lydia is the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam Youth Champion and the author of three self-published chapbooks. Survive Like the Water, published by Rising Phoenix Press, is her first full-length collection. She currently works as a teaching artist for Big Tree Arts Inc.


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