Ailing Me In A Poetic Way

Kyli Santiago Author Interview

Healing Yesterday’s Tears is an inspiring collection of poetry about your struggle to overcome depression and adversity. Why was this an important book for you to write? 

Healing Yesterday’s Tears was important for me to write because it derived directly from my process of healing from the emotional trauma I suffered as a child into adulthood. At a certain point in my life, all the negative emotion I’d experienced reached a limit. I reached a breaking point. So, one day, as a substitute for my usual journal writing, I began to write poetry. This is when I finally began to feel some release.  And Healing Yesterday’s Tears emerged out of this process. 

What is one piece of advice someone gave you that changed your life? 

One piece of advice that I was given was to “Create my own opportunities.” This advice changed the course of my life. It really shaped who I am today. It helped me to stop seeking outside approval and validation. And begin focusing on myself. By approaching life from this independent frame of mind, I’ve grown in so many ways – I’ve acquired new skills, taken on challenges without intimidation, and become more confident and stronger as a person.  

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about? 

In essence, each poem and experience were difficult to write because I wrote each one during a period of intense emotion. I was reliving an incident or experiencing an emotional episode in real-time. I chose to pen the emotions that were very real to me at that moment. Each time I did this, I felt better. Writing out what was ailing me in a poetic way made the emotions tangible and helped me to separate myself from the pain. 

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from reading your collection of poetry? 

The one thing I hope readers take away from reading Healing Yesterday’s Tears is that poetry has the power to heal. And you don’t have to know all the technical aspects of writing poetry to take advantage of it. If something is bothering you, get a pencil and some paper and write a simple poem about it. I guarantee it will aid in making you feel better.

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— Winner of the 2022 International Book Awards & 2022 Literary Titan Gold Award —

An Emotionally Raw Portrait of Transformation That is Absolutely Inspiring!

Prepare to be whisked away on a colorful and imaginative journey of self-love, transformation, inner-strength, and healing, as poet Kyli Santiago details her inspiring, heartfelt story of survival that will leave every reader feeling uplifted and empowered with a sense of hope for the future.

Expressed in a lively combination of free-verse, rhyme, and rhythmic-flow, Healing Yesterday’s Tears gives you firsthand witness to Kyli’s silent struggle with mental health and her ultimate triumph over this lifelong battle — undoubtedly affecting you on the deepest level, as feelings of liberation, renewal, power, and strength ignite within you.

Regardless of your journey, this inspiring portrait of transformation can help you rise above hard-hitting issues such as emotional abuse, low self-image, thoughts of suicide, depression, feeling unloved, and much, much more.

So, whether you’re going through a difficult time in life or simply seeking words of inspiration, the creatively rich and empowering words within this treasured poetry collection will arm you with the strength and courage you need to face any obstacle and keep moving forward!

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Posted on June 25, 2022, in Interviews. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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