Back with her second BE collection, Tina Sederholm confronts the beauty and tension in art, identity and relationships. Forging a space for acceptance This Is Not Therapy invites us to find ways of healing in kinds of unexpected places. With Tina’s signature wit and warmth, these poems are best read on a summer’s evening with your drink of choice.
Tina Sederholm is a pathfinder, scouting out the best ways to survive in our confusing and overwrought world. Fuelled by a passionate belief in the healing power of art, and the contention that no person or day is exempt from an interesting story, she uses her finely honed wit to confront complex questions such as:
How do you live a meaningful life?
What sort of God is worth believing in?
How do you best fold your socks?
The result is an infectious rebel shout-out to finding joy even in difficult circumstances. hope and solace for those traversing any transition in their life.
‘Tina is a wonderful mix of warm, acerbic, and sometimes terrifyingly honest. She turns life’s vicissitudes into lessons we can all laugh at. Her larger-than-life stage presence is perfectly crafted, and draws you in from across the intimate tea shop, the crowded theatre, or the massive festival field. ‘ – Fay Roberts
Tina Sederholm is a poet and theatre-maker. Described as ‘Completely spellbinding’ ***** (Edfringe Review) and ’Stunning’ ***** (Three Weeks), she has created four solo spoken word theatre shows that have toured extensively, including six runs at the Edinburgh Fringe. A sought-after headliner on the festival and spoken word circuit, she has performed everywhere from allotments to the Royal Albert Hall. She also loves to help other writers hone their craft, providing editing expertise through one to one mentoring and workshops. When she is not writing or performing, Tina can be found walking her dogs across the rolling North Oxfordshire landscape where she lives. Formerly a successful event rider, trainer and author of three books on equestrianism, she has also been known to still give the odd riding lesson. This is Not Therapy is her second full-length poetry collection.