Happiness is an Art Form: Award-winning poetry about the science of happiness by Agnes TörökHappiness is an Art Form: Award-winning poetry about the science of happiness by Agnes Török

Happiness is an Art Form: Award-winning poetry about the science of happiness

byAgnes Török

Paperback | September 1, 2016

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Award-winning poet and TED speaker Agnes Török spent a year living according to current happiness research, and then wrote a poetry collection about what she had learnt. Happiness Is An Art Form is a reflection on what makes our lives good and how we can best equip ourselves to get through difficulty – illness, mental ill health, trauma –you name it. Török speaks about them all, with joy, clarity, and humour.

This is a book about you. It is an invitation to think about your life – your good times and your bad, your joys and your challenges. To think about if there is anything you could do, big or small, that could add more joy to your life. Anything that could make the challenges a bit more manageable. Don’t worry, you’ll have a whole book to help you make up your mind.

Agnes Török is a Swedish spoken word poet, writing and performing in English and Swedish. She has won multiple awards, been featured at international poetry festivals and performed on four continents. Török regularly collaborates with the BBC, runs writing workshops for young people and adults, and releases crowd funded poetry videos o...
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Title:Happiness is an Art Form: Award-winning poetry about the science of happinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.43 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Burning Eye BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909136867

ISBN - 13:9781909136861

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"Happiness Is An Art Form takes nothing for granted. It's a rare thing for a contemporary poetry collection to consider its audience so generously, to seriously question why writing matters without fear and without compromise. It remembers that poetry has work to do besides the merely aesthetic; it asserts that, in the face of austerity and hate-speech, learning how to live gracefully is a radical act."--DAVE COATES, Poetry Critic"Agnes Török employs a sharp blade to dissect happiness in these poems. Humour and pain trip lightly along lines which ache with recognisable truths, and the warmth and wit which has delighted audiences shines through."--ELEANOR LIVINGSTONE, Director, StAnza International Poetry Festival