2021 Open Contract Challenge Winner
Stumbling in CrazyTown (2022)
Stumbling in CrazyTown is a poetry chapbook that takes its readers on an emotional rollercoaster as they explore themes of mental illness through unpretentious poetry. Written during the COVID-19 pandemic, when depression and anxiety are as epidemic as the virus itself, readers will find a home in the words that reflect the author's own experiences with mental illness and recovery during these trying times.
I love these poems. As I read the book, I would stop to read parts out loud to my wife. Just an amazing work.
Walter G. Esselman
Author of "Liberty's Run"
About Peggy Gerber
A poet and writer of short stories, Peggy Gerber is thrilled to have been chosen as the winner of the 2021 Open Contract Challenge. When she is not writing poetry, Peggy likes to indulge her love of speculative fiction by writing stories about time machines, friendly aliens and creepy dolls. Her work has appeared in over eighty publications including the anthology Natural Instincts: Tales of Witches and Warlocks. Peggy lives with her husband David in Northern, New Jersey, and loves reading, traveling and especially playing with her four grandchildren.