An interview with Survivors’ Poetry Events Coordinator, Debbie McNamara

“We experience relief & gratitude in sharing our work… people get to meet others from around the world who become friends & allies, our struggles become collective, we heal each other with our words & songs, we overcome the fragmentation & alienation caused by trauma, we use our poetry to manage overwhelming emotions & make sense of our experiences, to document extraordinary times in our lives, to revisit difficulty with new eyes, to celebrate where we have reached, to tell our stories; we revive hope.”… more