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for Eleanor

Lauren C. Decamillo

DeCamillo's second full-length poetry collection, for Eleanor is a story of motherhood and loss. This tale, told in 48 pieces, picks up after the author's psychiatric hospitalization; when DeCamillo returns to her childhood home to find herself pregnant, heartbroken, and deeply alone.


Exploring the dichotomies between love and heartache, depression and mania, peace and chaos, birth and rebirth, and life and death, DeCamillo reveals the raw, excruciating wound of unplanned pregnancy and child loss. From inner struggles with abortion to the tremendous physical and psychological pain associated with miscarriage, this work delves into the tragic truth of a common, yet societally quieted. situation.


for Eleanor began as a love letter to a lost child and grew into a series of lessons and reflections for the writer herself. Dive into the warm, beautiful reality of a life lived for Eleanor and all the lost loved ones who didn't get the opportunity to build worlds of their own.

Book Details

  • Publisher: L. Decamillo
  • Publish Date: Mar 14th, 2024
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.30in - 0.38lb
  • EAN: 9798869202468
  • Categories: American - GeneralMental HealthPregnancy & Childbirth