Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others is a collection of the best works published over the past fifteen years in the Creative Literary Section of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, along with imaginative introductions by the author. Some writings are raw and honest, some are dark and access our primal being. Others, filled with beauty, illuminate the internal life, the playful mind, and unconscious doodlings that might otherwise remain unformulated.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Dreams as poetry -- From image to words: one unconscious speaks to another -- Love calls: a call for love -- Creativity and madness -- The art of Thomas Ogden -- Letters to Dearest Mother from famous writers -- Poetry by people in analysis -- Voices out of New Orleans: Hurricane Katrina -- Presence and absence -- Emotional travel writing -- The unexpected poet: D. W. Winnicott -- Mothers of the Milky Way Part One: poetry -- Mothers of the Milky Way Part Two: creative nonfiction -- Art brut—outsider art -- Strong women's voices -- Capturing moments: four very, very short narratives, three poems, and a photograph -- Ferenczi and relationality: on losing one's analyst