• Mat Lloyd

SOS Surviving Suicide - a collection of poems that may save a life


Really proud to have a poem in this amazing upcoming anthology that was the brainchild of Dean Stalham to be published shortly by Nirala Publications in collaboration with Stretch.


"Dean had a vision for a collection of work that was not about the poets or the egos of particular artists, but about honest raw responses to a mental health crisis. A book that could perhaps make somebody think, somebody stop or save a life." – Carlotta Allum of www.stretch-charity.org


I'm truly stoked to be included among such an amazing list of talented poets and share the front cover with my childhood hero Benjamin Zephaniah.


The list of poets involved is insane; SOPHIE CAMERON, ALBY STOCKLEY, KAREN CORINNE HERCEG, EVE MCDOUGALL, MEGAN GARRETT-JONES, MAT LLOYD, CAROL LYNN STEVENSON GRELLAS, CARRIE MAGNESS, RADNA, MARTIN HEAD, JASON WISTERIA, JEREMY REED, ANNE CASEY, AGNES MARTON, RAVI SHANKAR, dPART, BANU ERCON, DANIELLE BUTTERS, CHRISTOPHER SOUTHGATE, ROY BARKER, BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH, TIM TOMLINSON, KAREN LITTLE, SADIE MASKERY, WENDY YOUNG, MIKE GRAVES, SUZANNE FRENCH, PAT LEACOCK, MADELEINE F. WHITE, HENRY MADD, PATRICK LYONS, RORY PADDLE, DAVID NO ONE, SAM RAPP, AGNES MEADOWS, GIL DE RAYE, SIMON MILES, DAVID ERDOS, DAVE MANKIND, GILL FEWINS, KIRSTY ALISON, JUDITH MOK, DAVID AXELROD, BILL WOLAK, JAMES RAGAN, CATHERINE ALICE WOODS, FERN ANGEL BEATTIE, TIMOTHY GAGER, SANDRA YANNONE, YOGESH PATEL, ANNA HALBERSTADT, AMANDA GOVAN, JOHN PRASTITIS, LUKE SULLIVAN, YUYUTSU SHARMA, CARLOTTA ALLUM, and DEAN STALHAM (try saying all that in one breath!!!).

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