Out of Darkness

A Poetic Journey through Trauma

by Hannah Battiste



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/6/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781663244079
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781663244062

About the Book

For about one second I lost my way, but I found the light Out of darkness Hannah Battiste explains her life and mental illness like being in the bottom of a lighthouse and trying to navigate her way up to the light, only to fall back down repeatedly. Yet as Hannah would ultimately discover, all she had to do was find the light that had always been her. In a debut volume of poems, Hannah shares poignant reflections from her personal growth journey through trauma and beyond that she hopes will encourage others navigating through tragedy to take a good look at themselves to see the bravery, strength, resilience, faith, and love that resides within. In verse divided into three sections, she explores her traumatic childhood experiences, those who inspired her and helped shape her self-image, and her subsequent determination to find her true self and realize healing. Included are helpful writing and drawing prompts for others to use while on their own journeys to personal growth and healing. Out of Darkness shares poems that lyrically detail a young woman’s experiences as she became empowered to take her life back after suffering abuse and trauma.

About the Author

Hannah Battiste is a young Mi’kmaw poet and artist from Eskasoni, Unama’ki. She has been writing poetry since she was young, using it as a space to process her experiences and heal from her wounds. Hannah is a well-published poet who has read her work publicly on several occasions. Out of Darkness is her first book.