Pages: 60 pages
Description: Donella Dornwell is a survivor. Rather than play the role of victim, she chooses to put her passions and energies into poetry. In this collection, Dornwell takes you on a journey through the mind of a mentally ill woman, her journey to faith, endurance and eventually to hope. Dornwell reveals the heart of an illness that shapeshifts, that confuses and obscures the truth of things, and blinds its victims to the heart of life. She accomplishes this in her poetic form.
Pages: 59 pages
Category: Poetry/Women Authors
Description: Veni, vedi, vici. Donella has a strange relationship with joy. In these confessional poems, she reveals her greatest happiness found in family, friends, sunshine, her daughter and mother, and music. Using the occasional 90’s alternative scene allusion, she takes the reader on a journey through her special moments and most difficult doubts as a growing woman. These poems reflect the inner struggle many of us face together yet do not have the voice to express. Donella McLean will be your guide in this journey of confession, inner resolve, humor, and imagination.
Author bio: Donella M. Dornwell has been writing poetry since she was thirteen. She had many poems published in literary magazines in middle school and high school. More recently she had poems published in the Austin International Poetry Festival’s di-verse-city anthologies.