PTSD Therapy and Poetry
Some very good people have said some very nice things about my poems. Here's a sample:
“Working in places like Baghdad takes its toll. Patrick has found an elegant way of coping: he has turned it into poetry.”
John Simpson, BBC World Affairs Editor
I recommend Patrick Howse’s poetry to anyone wanting to understand a side of conflict reporting which is not often talked about outside journalistic circles, and rarely within.
James Rodgers, author Reporting Conflict, London Metropolitan University
“His poems are extremely vivid, beautifully written and very moving.”
Gabriel Gatehouse, former BBC Baghdad Correspondent
"Patrick’s poetry is at times gentle and moving, yet also stark and harrowing. Through it we get a glimpse of what it means when the journalist needs a flak jacket to go to work. Even more important, we get a sense of the story that can’t be told on air."
Sandi Kwawchenco Altner, novelist, author of ‘Ravenscraig’