Writer Corina Duyn’s books Into the Light and Hatched are a distillation from privately diaries as well as the collected quotes from a great variety of writers. Her most recent writing is the ‘Invisible Octopus’ poem. Flying on Little Wings came about from observing the birds in her garden; Cirrus Chronicles to take her mind of the challenges of walking. A family reunion brought about a memoir called Snapshots.
Corina has written many blog posts in which she explores the obstacles, but also beauty of life lived with illness. It also gives her a platform to play with, and share, creative ideas. Her work is often cited in article and thesis.
Invisible Octopus (2020) “is a poem, a story, an animation, of a life triumphant under the weight of a debilitating illness M.E., of a woman whose words are her lifeline, an inspiration to others.” Dolores Ronayne, Poet
It is published as a limited edition (1/100) concertina style booklet with 12 images accompanying the stanzas.
Into the Light 2015 by Corina Duyn (2015) is an Artist Book-in-a-box. It holds a series of loose sheets with reflections on life with illness, but applicable to many of life’s challenges. Fear, hope, acceptance, society’s attitudes, the power of creativity and moments of gratitude are all explored. Each sheet has an image of Corina Duyn’s stunning nature photographs or her imaginative art. Also a short quote from other authors. This book was shortlisted for the CAP Awards 2016.
Snapshots of Jan & Miep Duyn 2017 edited by Corina Duyn is in both English and Nederlands in one volume. Although it is a book about one family, it has many universal elements. Snapshots is a book about the challenges of life, but also about resilience, creativity, and joy.
Flying on Little Wings 2011 by Corina Duyn (2011) is a tiny book with photographs and words of wisdom from the birds in her garden. Out of print but can be read on the web page.
Cirus Chronicles- Landing in Ballynelligan by Corina Duyn (2009) is a Modern Day Fairy Tale, for all ages (4 till a 104!). It follows the adventures of Cloud Fairy Cirrus when he accidentally lands in a field in Ballynelligan (Ireland).
Hatched– a creative journey through ME by Corina Duyn (2006) is a distillation of 8 years of writing, a process that helped the author to come to terms with a debilitating illness M.E. Her poetry and images allow us to glimpse her sense of humor along with strength of mind.
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Corina is often to be found writing her blog about nature, life, illness, and everything in between. Visit Blog