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The Comforter

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In this much-anticipated debut poetry collection, Helen Lehndorf explores the joys, pains, beauty and ugliness of life. These poems don't shy away from the dirt, don't give trite answers and show love not as sentimental, but as fierce.

Helen Lehndorf is a writer and writing teacher. Her work has been published in the journals Landfall, Takahe, Sport, JAAM and others, and in
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Published November 30th 2011 by Seraph Press
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Helen Heath
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I might be biased as I know both the author and publisher of this book but... It is packed full of beautiful, raw, thoughtful, clever, funny moments and takes the reader on a wonderful journey. Wholeheartedly recommend this book.
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: Helen is a friend of mine. Nevertheless, I genuinely love these poems, which are wise and sad and funny, beautifully crafted and a great pleasure to read. People who don't know Helen would be hard pressed not to love them too.
Simon Sweetman
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing collection of poems - they've stayed with me for days after, clever, quirky - original. I really loved this
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It’s often said that there are two types of people in the world. There must exist as many ways to divide us as there are people to imagine, but right now let’s consider just one possible dichotomy: that among us are those who view poetry as simultaneously lofty and unnecessary, disconnected from everyday life, and those who actually read it. Don’t get me wrong; this world of ours is riddled with landfills of angst and terrible wordplay
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