Night Sweats of the Spirit: A lived experience anthology

Maitri Poetry is a new collaborative poetry space for publications, readings, and workshops. MP’s first endeavor is Night Sweats of the Spirit: A lived experience anthology, its title inspired by the work of Robert Lowell, who lived with mental illness and helped destigmatize it through his writing.

The book will be released on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2022.

“one universe, one body . . . in this urn
the animal night sweats of the spirit burn.”

          — Robert Lowell, “Night Sweats”

Poems were submitted throughout the summer and all poets were notified on August 22. The chapbook will be released on World Mental Health Day 2022. Proceeds go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).