Welcome to the first in our new series showcasing the diverse work of our amazing authors. Bennison Books is privileged to work with gifted writers across the globe who work in a variety of genres.
It’s an honour to start this series with UK poet Chris Moran. Chris recovered from alcoholism and the depths of despair only to be faced with a long-delayed diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Poetry freed her spirit. Moving, often humorous and suffused with hope, her work is courageously honest as she documents her life with a clear and unwavering eye.
The following poem, taken from her collection Dancing in the Rain, published by Bennison Books, explores a moment in her continuing journey towards acceptance.
Coming in from the Cold I have decided to let it in, MS that is. I have made it stand out there in all weathers, biting cold, hail, strong winds and snow, but it looks at me through the window, stubbornly determined. So I open the door, invite it to sit down. We chat about this and that and I make us both coffee. I smile with conviction and say that as long as it understands I am in charge, we will get along just fine.
The cover artwork is by the American author D M Denton who also wrote the introduction to Dancing in the Rain.