"Death at least gives separation..." said the poet Tu Fu. In this collection you will find people. People who have either dealt directly with addiction or cradled it. With courage, each poet speaks, in his or her own language. Poetry grows out of the conditions of one's life. The poems here are a renowned association with each author's life, whether reluctant or recognizable, the words join to create a solution, resolve crisis and return to the grandeur of quiet, something which all of us hope to achieve.