Happiness is an Art Form (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
160
Utgivningsdatum
2016-09-05
Förlag
Burning Eye Books
Illustrationer
colour illustrations
Dimensioner
203 x 133 x 11 mm
Vikt
238 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
4435:Standard Color 5.25 x 8 in or 203 x 133mm Perfect Bound on Standard 70 White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781909136861
Happiness is an Art Form (häftad)

Happiness is an Art Form

Award-winning poetry about the science of happiness

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This book was a one-woman spoken word show before it was a book. It was called If You're Happy andYou Know It - Take This Survey. It won awards and toured festivals for science, wellbeing and arts.Before this book was a spoken word show, it was a TED talk. It was called 'What I've Learned From Studying Happiness' and was praised alongside Torok's online poetry video and viral sensation 'Worthless'.Before this book was a TED talk, it was an idea. That idea led Agnes to spend a year living according to current happiness research, do her own academic research on happiness, and learn a lot from other people.This book is the end of a long line of learning, but also only the beginning.
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"Happiness Is An Art Form takes nothing for granted. It's a rare thing for a contemporary poetry collection to consider its audience so generously, to seriously question why writing matters without fear and without compromise. It remembers that poetry has work to do besides the merely aesthetic; it asserts that, in the face of austerity and hate-speech, learning how to live gracefully is a radical act."--DAVE COATES, Poetry Critic "Agnes Toeroek employs a sharp blade to dissect happiness in these poems. Humour and pain trip lightly along lines which ache with recognisable truths, and the warmth and wit which has delighted audiences shines through."--ELEANOR LIVINGSTONE, Director, StAnza International Poetry Festival

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Agnes Torok is a Swedish spoken word poet, writing and performing in English and Swedish. She has won multiple awards, been featured at international poetry festivals and performed on four continents. Torok regularly collaborates with the BBC, runs writing workshops for young people and adults, and releases crowd funded poetry videos online. She became a spoken word poet (in her second language) after a physical disability shut down her ability to write or type and she had to learn to write by speech. This is her debut published collection. Her story is one of resilience. So is the story of this book.