Witness to Resilience
Witness to Resilience: Stories of Intimate Violence, by Jane Seskin. CreateSpace, 2013, 68 pages, $10.95.
A precious collection of poems that leads the reader through the hallways and corridors of intimate violence. Each poem is beautifully crafted out of the story of each surviving poet-artist. The reader will experience a feast of emotions with the turning of each page: sadness, sympathy, empathy, longing, panic, happiness, joy, fear, relief, and anger. The poems range from upbeat and happy to dark and hollow, reflecting the unknowing and ever shifting life of the survivor.
Reviewed by Marian Swindell, Ph.D., MSW, Associate Professor of Social Work, Mississippi State University.