Troubador Apperception

Released: 10/09/2020

ISBN: 9781800461031

Format: Paperback

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Apperception is a new poetry book about the excessive dreaming process we experienced during the pandemic. Dreaming often takes us back to our childhood memories and wishes as we deal with our confinement. In the book, the dreaming poet vanquishes her foreboding dreams that intuit the pandemic by realising that the lockdown made us all more vulnerable. 

We became more dependent on each other; yet, we unconsciously dislike and repress our interdependence. We began to dream extensively to express our repressed desires. And dreams became poems. This is a fascinating unnoticed phenomenon and will be of interest to any readers who would like to learn more about the manner in which Covid-19 has influenced us all. ?

My latest poetry book "Apperception" highlights the intense dreaming process I experienced during the confinement
due to our vulnerability caused by the pandemic. In the book, I tried to write about the reasons that brought about the Covid-19 crisis by referring to 18th century London life through the etchings and paintings of William Hogarth, the satirist

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Emilie Bilman

Dr. Emily Bilman is London's Poetry Society Stanza representative in Geneva. Her doctoral dissertation, The Psychodynamics of Poetry: Poetic Virtuality and Oedipal Sublimation in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot and Paul Valery was published by Lambert Academic in 2010 and Modern Ekphrasis in 2013 by Peter Lang. Her poetry books, A Woman By A Well (2015), Resilience (2015), and The Threshold of Broken Waters (2018) were published by Troubador, UK. Poems were published in The London Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Offshoots, San Antonio Review, Expanded Field, Poetics Research, Oxford School of Poetry Review, The Battersea Review, The Blue Nib, Poetica Review, E.Ratio, Tipton Poetry Journal, Breadcrumb no. 565, ExTempore, North of Oxford Journal, Trouvaille Review, Three Line Poetry, Otherwise Engaged Magazine, Wild Court. She blogs on

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