To Drown as a Cure for Thirst
To Drown as a Cure for Thirst

To Drown as a Cure for Thirst



112 Pages, 6 x 8.25

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB

Paperback, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: October 2022

ISBN 9781771682787


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The fifth collection from poet Blake Auden, To Drown as a Cure for Thirst, is a delicate exploration of grief and how it affects—and is affected by—time and memory. 

Written in the wake of a global pandemic, the book touches on themes including loss, healing, personal reflection, mental health, and love, even in the face of the things that haunt us. Auden's most personal and deeply honest collection to date, these pages examine the idea that we can overcome what winter has taken, and that to hurt is simply an act of remembering.

Author Biography

Blake Auden is a poet, writer and artist living in Brighton, UK and has published several poetry collections: To Drown as a Cure for Thirst, Tell the Birds She's Gone, Beekeeper, The Things We Leave Behind, and Murmuration.

Blake won the Button Poetry 2020 Short Form Prize and has been featured by the likes of The Mirror, The Bookseller, Family Friends Poems, The Good Quote, Thought Catalog and numerous others.

Growing up with a father in the military, Blake began reading war poetry from an early age, where he became fascinated with the ability of prose to capture both deeply traumatic and cathartic experiences. Blake's work now focuses on loss, heartbreak and mental health.