"In Hatched from Bone, the journey of learning to cope with any mental illness is to explore the world and yourself. Consciousness is the first step to healing. Recovery begins the day you take stock of your wounds and journey towards new self-awareness and possibility. The poems in Hatched from Bone are succinct highlights of the 12th year of my bipolar diagnosis. It was a year of discovery, a year of change, a year of learning to understand how this becomes that."
Ariana D. Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native who currently resides in a small town in New York where she is a wife, mother of two, and an insurance geek. When she's not underwriting, editing, or writing, she's spending time with her family and every once in a while sleeps. Ariana is the author of four chapbooks and two collections. She is the founder of ELJ Publications, LLC and Editor-in-Chief of Emerge Literary Journal and scissors & spackle. She can be found at www.arianaddenbleyker.com
34 pages, 27 poems