CTU Press Release: Contributors Announcement – I Have a Name 2017 Anthology

Congratulations to the following contributors whom have been chosen for the literary publication of I Have a Name.

I Have a Name Contributors:


Jackie Chou – The Park of Life

Mahinour Tawfik – Psycho

C.J. Clark – A Thwarted Undoing, Pretend, North of Reality

Amanda J. Evans – Destination Hope, Madness

A.M. Torres – It Takes Over Me, Convey

Maggie Mae – Mistress

Markus Fleischmann – Two Poles, Hopeless, Mind’s Prey

Ken Allan Dronsfield – Athenaeum of the Forsaken, Blissfully Waiting for Lithium’s Last Kiss, Lunatic Shuffle    

Shelly Buttenhoff Miller – Back Against the Wall, Half Full Glass, Job of Living

Steve Lay – Black Dog, The Fog

Cory Costantino – Strip Me of Ambition, Stretching Back

Dawn Van Leeuwen – Darkness, It’s Real, I Have a Name (slipping away)

Don Beukes – Depression Confession, Undiagnosed Disorder, ADHD

Leigha Beltrame Markon – The Misfits Understand

Justin R. Hart – Crumpled, Beside Myself, Anxiety

Karla Botha – House of Clay, Clarity

Kelly Jadon – Voices, The Precipice

Krista Vowell Clark – DEPRESSION

Lynne Reeder – The Box, Self-Medicated, The Alphabet Kid

Nicole Metts – Without Dreams

Sagar Singh – The Fight

William Wright, Jr. – Baby Steps, Crude and Hollow, Mercy Killing

Lyne Beringer – Untitled, I Have a Name (it could be anyone’s), With Love from Bi-Polar in Alaska

Alayna Lauver – Butterflies

Ann Christine Tabaka – Sleepless, Combustion

Carolyn Gutierrez-Abanggan – The Intruders, Downward Spiral

Hugh Dysart – White Noise, Hold My Hand Grampa, The Voices

Barbara Suen – I’m Not There

Christa Frazee – Release Grip, Seroquel Slumber

Kathy-Lynn Cross – When Demons Play, It’s Where I hide

Jessica Trudel – I Don’t Have Anxiety

Jez Rico Cuenta – Selling the Drama

Nicole Metts – Deafening Silence, Without Dreams

Renee Kline – A Silent Fight, White Noise

Sandra Orellana – Quietly Dead

Lynn White – Screwed Up

Linsey Matthews – These Four Walls

Billy Charles Root – Insanity, Mysylum

Lilly Moore – Bubbles of Emotion, Naysayers

Linda M. Crate – I Cannot Let the Nightmares Win, No One Wants to be the Joke

John Walker – On Level Ground

D.B. Hall – Set Me Free, Never on the Good Side

Fatima Afshan – On Autism

Mark Andrew Heathcote – Judo Suits, Opposing Mirrors, Schizophrenics

Jyotirmaya Thakur – Autistic Alone

Susan E. Birch – Savant

Brenda-Lee Ranta – Preface, The Question, The Paper Guy, Head People

Veronique Ginglo-Robert – I fell in love with ADHD, What is Normal?

Sandra Kramer – Five

Tara Phillips – One Life to Live

Kelly Klein – Bipolar Mind

Thank you for supporting the Starving Artist Fund.

I Have a Name

Preface . . . 

I Have a Name

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions


Release Date: August 16th, 2017


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7 replies

  1. I thank the amazing poets who contributed to this important anthology.. ..


    • Thanks for taking the initiative to give a collective voice to unheard ,misunderstood and isolated crowd.I am honoured to be a small part of this anthology. Gratitude for offering me a chance to be a part of this humane endeavor.
      Jyotirmaya Thakur
      7th August 2017.


  2. Reblogged this on The Lyrical Journal and commented:
    Thank you contributors . .much love..


  3. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    Announcing another inclusion in a CTU Anthology…Support the CTU ‘Starving Artist Fund’ by purchasing one of its anthologies to help Indie writers get published without extortionate fees…in this case none! So your support could even make your publishing dreams come true…


  4. Have been away from this group for a while and was not aware of the analogy requested. ” I Have a Name” is a wonderful work to be written. I would loved to have contributed to this important cause as I have a relative who is struggling with a mental disorder. This would be an excellent attempt at getting my writing noticed. Is it too late to enter?


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