Professor and writer, University of Bridgeport
Amy Nawrocki is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Reconnaissance, published by Homebound Publications. Her work has appeared in such venues as The Connecticut River Review, New Millennium Writings, Phi Kappa Phi Forum, Sixfold, The Poet's Billow, and Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art. She is also the co-author, with her husband Eric D. Lehman, of three Connecticut history books, including A History of Connecticut Food and Literary Connecticut. Their column "The Ark of Taste" appears in Edible Nutmeg. Amy's latest book The Comet's Tail: A Memoir of No Memory is available from Little Bound Books. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Bridgeport and lives in Hamden, CT.
Annotating the Self: Writing and Recovering
BY AMY NAWROCKI
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 09, 2018
Amy Nawrocki became ill at age 19, and eventually ended up in a coma. She tells about her jouney through her illness utilizing her own journals from before and after the event. Writing through the illness and during rehabilitation was important to processing events at the time and making sense of them after.