The other side of having a border collie brain is, occasionally, having to look after ‘the black dog’. In this episode I look at the persistent myth that being a poet is somehow connected to poor mental health.
- Quora: ‘Do poets get depression or do depressed people write poetry?‘
- ‘30 depression poems to get you through tough times‘
- The Sylvia Plath Effect: Mental Illness in Eminent Creative Writers by James C. Kaufman
- I Thought You Were A Poet by Joshua Mehigan
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