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In Cabin Six : An Anthology of Poetry by Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Paperback – June 1, 2000
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Important poetry-poetry that makes a difference-often seems to be a distillate of experience that leads the reader to deeper understanding. -- Mike Lew
About the Author
Jill A. Kuhn is completing her doctorate in counseling psychology. She has published several articles on sexual abuse and has worked with sexual abuse survivors.
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This words and pictures say a lot. I would always recommend this book for anyone wanting to
know more about what men go through when they are abused sexually. If you know someone that is o
or if you were abused, then this would be a good book to read.
Anyone who is serious about poetry, as a writer or reader should have this book. While the technical student of poetry may feel some of the poems lack skill, certainly this can be forgiven considering the subject matter. There is, however, some excellent work here that demonstrates what the skill of writing poetry is really all about. Consider "Tenants" by Murray Reiss which takes a graphic subject and effectively uses the metaphor of tenants to explain dissociation and distancing oneself from one's feelings. Or "Camp Fires" by John Magadieu which decries the crafty arsonist who lights fires that burn forever. The blunt brevity of "Incest" by M Scott Grant powerfully portrays the overwhelming nature of conflicting feelings.
Anyone who is an adult male who experienced childhood abuse (whether sexual or other abuse) or who cares about such a man will find this book invaluable. Poetry gives voice to feelings, perspectives and experiences in ways that prose cannot.
Male survivors may find it an excellent gift to give their partner or close friend. I found it an excellent means of sharing who I am and what I have experienced with a close friend, in ways I have never been able to explain to him over the past years he has known about my past.
This book is for those who are students of poetry and for those concerned about the subject of abuse. This book gives a voice to men who have been denied a hearing by our culture.