In part three of our Bookish Delights series, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the Emergency Poet, dispenser of verse for troubled souls. This is such a lovely idea. Billed as the world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service, Deborah Alma, aka The Emergency Poet, originally travelled around in her 1970’s ambulance, offering consultations and prescriptions for ‘areas of emotional need’, such as love, ageing or grief.
With poetry increasingly being hailed by psychologists as a healing tool, the aim is to be inviting and not intimidating, to match the poem to the individual. The latest exciting development for Deborah’s project is the purchase of a permanent poetry pharmacy on the site of an old ironmongers in Shropshire. Laid out as a walk-in pharmacy, there will be a cafe and performance space too.
Line up for your spoonful of poetic medicine and follow this visionary project @emergencypoet.