Dreams Like Mine is a powerful collection of poetry about love, loss, isolation, and strength in the face of suffering. While many of the poems utilize nature and spirituality as sophisticated metaphors, others are beautifully simplistic and elegant. This collection of poems exquisitely illustrates the difficulty and intensity of facing one's demons, shame, and secrecy. They offer a provocative glimpse inside the mind of an individual struggling with grief, trauma, depression, and stigma. Despite the dark imagery some of the poems conjure, they often transcend these painful shadows into messages of hope, inspiration, and healing. They have a distinctive ability to evoke tears as well as courage and valor during life's obstacles.
Leesa Abbott, Psy.D. is a psychologist, psychology professor and author from southeastern Wisconsin. She has also resided in Montana and California. She is an active member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in Racine County, including facilitating a support group for teenagers living with mental illness.
Leesa has published four books: Dreams Like Mine, A Work in Progress: A Collection of Poetry, A Brief Guide to Thriving for Individuals with Mental Illness and Their Loved Ones and Professional Patient: A Memoir of Bipolar Disorder. Leesa was also a contributing author to three anthologies: Help Wanted: Poets Please Apply, Dredging Up Demeter, and Mirrored Voices: Best New Poets. All of her books can be found on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Further information about Leesa can be found at Facebook.com/LeesaAbbottAuthor, Goodreads.com, and LinkedIn.