Happenings, Heartbeats, and Mental Breakdowns: Poems
by M. B. Manthe
The poems in this collection are personal, emotional, and sometimes confessional, but Manthe always strives to engage readers’ minds as well as their hearts. The poems explore depression, adolescence, young love, marriage, motherhood, grief, and the stresses of everyday life. Also contains a short essay entitled “Losing Everything but Our Appetites,” which Manthe wrote after her father's death.