Bipolar Lexicon: An Akathisia of Expressed Emotion by Megan Denese Mealor
Teeming with riots, ruins, rescues, and romance, Bipolar Lexicon is one woman’s colloquy to clashing through an insensible but colorful world.
mother was our curves
--even her silhouettes were silver
mother could grow marigolds
she was our snake charmer
(our static cling)
Megan Denese Mealor is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, spinning words into wiles since she was four years old. Her work has been published widely in numerous journals, most recently Really System, streetcake, Fowl Feathered Review, The Mystic Blue Review, The Lake, Beakful, The Metaworker, The Wax Paper, and Degenerates: Voices for Peace. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at fifteen, Megan’s main mission as a writer is to inspire others stigmatized for their mental health. She is the author of a debut poetry collection, Bipolar Lexicon, with several more books on the way. Megan lives in her native land of Jacksonville, Florida, a city of neon bridges and bustling heart, with her fiance and five-year-old son in a house a little too small but also just right.
Publication Date: 10.10.2018
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