Poetry Changes Lives

Poetry, History and Thoughts for Daily Improvement

Books by Christopher Burn

Books for poetry and history lovers, people in recovery and those keen to explore their own creative side.

The Burn family history and background

The findings of a detailed research going back generations into the history of the Burn family.

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Books by Christopher Burn

Books for poetry and history lovers, people in recovery and those keen to explore their own creative side.

A special gift with daily inspiration for anyone who appreciates history and poetry.

Each page has a snippet from history, for example the page for October 30th mentions Orson Welles who “suffered from being told at a young age that he was perfect”. This is followed by a relevant poem. The Orson Welles story is followed by a Gerard Manly Hopkins poem called The Habit of Perfection. The page ends with a one-line thought for the day.

Poetry Changes Lives is an ideal gift which often finds its way onto the bedside table, where it can be looked at last thing at night or first thing in the morning.

Buy Poetry Changes Lives: Daily Thoughts on Poetry and History


Laugh at the comics, read the poems and start writing your own. 

Poetry has been on a pedestal for too long. Chris spreads the idea that poetry, just like pulp fiction, should be available to anyone. He demonstrates this by personal example, publishing 29 of his poems along with images from classical comics.

Poetry is a compelling self-help exercise which enables writers to discover their true identity: it focuses thoughts, expresses complex feelings, brings inspiration and develops new interests.

Buy Pulp Verses: 29 poems for light relief

A book aimed at people in early recovery from addiction

People in recovery become better because they learn to understand themselves and overcome their demons. The Fun We Had offers practical tools for self-examination and opens the mind to new ideas about spirituality. It describes the power of addiction, the dangers of relapse and how to fill the void left after addiction treatment.

Christopher has been in recovery himself for 30 years and understands how daunting the first years of sobriety can be. The author encourages its readers to take responsibility for their lives by being proactive. Instead of a dull experience, their recovery becomes one that they can enjoy.

Buy The Fun We Had: How to Enjoy Life in Recovery

Reviews for Christopher's Books

Truly, a source for healing.

Professor Jonathan Chick, Editor-in Chief, Alcohol and Alcoholism

Each day offers us a gigantic package of facts, creativity and healthy introspection.

Stephanie Wolfe Murray, founder of Canongate Press

The book is a treasure…I have it with me every day to read today’s thoughts and sneak a peek at tomorrow’s.

Dr Jim Craig

Poetry for the mind and soul.

Olivia Ianculescu, Amazon reviewer

A fantastic read. More of a companion than just a book.

J. Seagull, Amazon reviewer

This would make a great gift for anyone who has a lust for knowledge.

Rae Philips, Amazon reviewer

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