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Mental Health in Writers With Memoir Prose Poet Cynthia Marie Hoffman

Cynthia Marie Hoffman is the author of four collections of poetry, all published with Persea Books. Her newest, Exploding Head, out in February 2024, is a memoir-in-prose-poems about her lifelong journey with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

In the 104th episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell, author of children’s and young adult fiction, women’s fiction and short non fiction for authors, chats to Cynthia about mental health in writers.

  • Cynthia shares her experiences of living with OCD from a young age
  • her writing processes, poems from Exploding Head
  • how writing helps or hinders writers who suffer from mental health in creating and publishing their words
  • writing other’s mental health stories¬†and much more.


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