BEHIND THE GHOST METROPOLIS
by ANETA DABROWSKA
Publication Date: 24 September 2024
Nightingale & Sparrow Press
Over the last few years, I have been working on a collection of poetry that reflects the darker sides of my mind. The poems touch on themes like loneliness, mental health, death, hope, travels, and strength.
My poems will appeal to those struggling with mental health (or those supporting their loved ones), young adults, those who want to break through despite coming from marginalized environments, and fans of Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf.
Behind the Ghost Metropolis shows my struggle with bipolar disorder and attempts to make something of myself against all odds. I wrote the poetry to stop the stigma of mental health and to show people who may feel like they’re doomed and lost, that they can’t give up—there’s always hope for a better life. Written during my manic and depressive episodes, the poems are both realistic and personal.
About the Author
I am a bipolar writer, translator, and poet from Warsaw. I’ve lived in NYC, Italy, Spain, and London. My short stories, essays, and poems have been published in American and Polish literary magazines including “OC87 Recovery Diaries”, “The Beautiful Space,” “Unique Poetry,” “Island” and “Completely Different World.” I’m an author of the poetry book, “Behind the Ghost Metropolis”, published by Nightingale & Sparrow in 2024.