Separation Anxiety

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About the author:
Kevin J. O'Conner* has accomplished more in his life than he ever did before he was born. Kevin is a graphic designer, copy editor, audio editor, photographer, writer/poet/blogger, and Tinty Music mastermind. Separation Anxiety is his first book.

Separation Anxiety was assembled following both a divorce and the end of a close friendship one year later. The poems-written in direct, simple, and expressive language-reflect the many emotions involved at such times.

Kevin's blog can be found at

* Not to be confused with the actor Kevin J. O'Connor. O'Connor has met Kathleen Turner; O'Conner has given up on that ever happening.

Separation Anxiety

Authored by Kevin J OConner
Edition: 2

This collection of poems and photographs explores the emotions that come up when things end.

Everyone breaks up at one time or another. Whether the relationship is a seemingly happy one that comes to a crashing halt when the other person suddenly wants out, or a miserable existence that neither person quite has the courage to get out of until the day that one or both can take no more, the truth is that most relationships end. Unless you opt out of relationships altogether, this keeps happening until you find that one person with whom you can be happy. Sometimes even that relationship ends.

We're not often encouraged to talk about these emotions. Sometimes it's because they make us uncomfortable; sometimes it's because they make the people around us uncomfortable. Unfortunately, when we don't talk about them, they find other ways to come out, to make us acknowledge them-and then we end up having even more work to do...

Also included are reproductions (scans) of 24 Polaroid photographs that complement the overall theme.

Publication Date:
099079492X / 9780990794929
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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