The Cosmic Hello: Lessons in Co-Dependency

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Apr 20, 2018 - 72 pages
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This poetry book explores the loneliness involved in a major break-up or divorce.

A journey from hopelessness, through self-love and back out the other side. But don't take our word for it, check out this GoodReads review:

"Ok, so this book was too short. I want more! It is another poetry collection but I loved the intensity with which this author talked about his past love life. It is simply beautiful and poetic and real. Oh so real. They connect with their reader in a way that sticks with you. The hopeless romantic in me is loving the progression of vulgar, bitter-sweet poems to remembrances of love and hope for a future with it in it. I resonate with the author's feeling of never fully being ok after a breakup. Feeling like a part of yourself is broken and can't be fixed. This comes with the territory of serious committed relationships. But eventually, we get to a point where the scars that the last person left are washed away like names written in sand and you can feel love and be loved again.I strongly recommend this book to poetry fans who like the brutal honesty of relationships and how to survive when one comes to an end." - Erik McManus

"Couples therapy sessions slowly morphed into solitary therapy sessions. My therapist kept coming back to the question of my passions, and where I was headed. I knew it was writing. So I wrote. I wrote my pain of loss. I wrote my confusion about the existential questions that plagued me as someone who grew up in the bible belt, but had a hard time swallowing the bigotry I saw. I wrote my struggle through heartbreak and single life. I wrote my triumphs in self-confidence, and ultimately I wrote a new love story, with a new person.Ultimately, it's not about meeting the right person; instead, it is about finding out that you are quite capable of loving yourself, and anyone else loving you is just a wonderful sprinkle on top."

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About the author (2018)

C. Alexander is a small-town Southern born poet who now lives in New England. He has his MFA from Lindenwood University, and dabbles in print and spoken-word poetry. He has a spoken word EP called "Cosmic Aging" that you can find from all online music sources. He has been published in The Eunoia Review, Paragon Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Stray Branch and The Inflectionist Review among others.

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