A book for humans.
Especially the ones who aren't always impeccable.
A poetry collection in homage to every valiant sensitive, who despite their sore places and complicated bits, will show up in spite of it all. Those who reach their limits and then stretch more; to embrace challenges, forgive fears, risk difference, and own the excruciating marvel of imperfection.
Expect a tour through the treacherous terrain of Beryl the Feral's mind, where self-esteem battles the sirens of shame and sabotage daily. Tipping her hat with cheerful accuracy at some intimate and awkward places along the way, Beryl brings keen observations of her own inner dialogue and dysfunction, and gets her own back by exposing her neuroses as entertainment so we can all have a good laugh.
Blessed with the misfortune of being a rebel who loves rules, and a chronic introvert who deeply loves people; Beryl the feral is a Playsmith and felice-ilitator, who lives to encourage authentic creative expression. A list-making, rule-breaking, emotional-percolating poet; with a tendency for excessive thought and an overactive capacity to care. When she is not hiding, Beryl brings her own ragged-elegance and wild-intelligence to a variety of roles, including coordinating her own Spoken Word festival stage, and co-delivering `performance-poetry on prescription' workshops through the NHS. An animated performer; her on-stage accolades include involvement in the formation of the Wonder mentalist Cabaret, several two-woman poetry gameshows, and projects at diverse venues including Ways With Words festival, Whitstable Biannale, WOMAD, and the West country Storytelling festival. She has been previously been in print through Transition Towns, Bloomsbury, and Rosa Rot, as well as selling many copies of her popular self-published collections, and she likes it when you buy her book.