In This Remarkable Debut, Shira Erlichman Pens A Love Letter To Lithium, Her Medication For Bipolar Disorder With Inventiveness, Compassion, And Humor, She Thrusts Us Into A World Of Unconventional Praise From An Unexpected Encounter With Her Grandmother S Ghost, To A Bubble Bath With Bj Rk, To Her Plumber S Confession That He, Too, Has Bipolar, Erlichman Buoyantly Topples Stigma Against The Mentally Ill These Are Necessary Odes To Self Acceptance, Resilience, And The Jagged Path Toward Healing With Startling Language, And Accompanied By Her Bold Drawings And Collages, She Gives Us A Sparkling, Original View Into What Makes Us Human
Shira Erlichman is a writer, visual artist, and musician A three time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed Reader, Nomadic Press, The Rumpus and PBS NewsHour s Poetry Series, among others She earned her BA at Hampshire College and was awarded a residency by the Millay Colony, the James Merrill Fellowship by the Vermont Studio Center, and the Visions of Wellbeing Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe Born in Israel, raised in Massachusetts, she now lives in Brooklyn.
- Odes to Lithium
- Shira Erlichman
- 11 December 2018 Shira Erlichman