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Military veteran Timothy Segrest turns to poetry to deal with PTSD

The disabled veteran and aspiring poet described his book as a work of action thriller poetry.

Imperial, CA, USA – WEBWIRE

Timothy Segrest’s “Perfect Flaws” is written not only for veterans but also for anyone with PTSD issues.

With the publication of his poetry collection titled “Perfect Flaws” (AuthorHouse; 2006), Timothy Segrest makes the case why poetry proves to be a powerful tool in dealing with post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
Segrest describes about his poetry book, that “It is real and to the point, and you might learn a little of how veterans with PTSD think… This book is a collection of poetry of how I managed and dealt with my PTSD symptoms. Every so often, I stopped and added a little something attempting to explain the poetry, or sometimes just something I thought you might need to know.
“It is real and I don’t sugarcoat anything, so if I feel profanity is needed, I use it.”
Segrest also uses his poetry to process his experiences, both personally and in the military. Though most poems in “Perfect Flaws” are war poems, there are also poems that deal with everyday life. The poem “Poetry for Therapy” serves as a fine example of a non-war poem; the said poem deals with Segrest’s struggle to calm his mind and get himself to sleep.
“There are other than just war poems in this book. I guess this book is about something and nothing at the same time. It’s about all of us and how we see different phases in our lives. I merely have chosen to write about them, hoping I could help others along the way in some manner.
“After all, it did help me.”
Make sure to check out the book exhibit of Timothy Segrest’s “Perfect Flaws” at the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books on March 14-15, 2020 at the University of Arizona Campus, Tucson.
Order “Perfect Flaws” on Amazon.
Perfect Flaws
Author | Timothy Segrest
Published date | October 30, 2006
Publisher | AuthorHouse
Paperback price | $12.00
About the Author
Tim Segrest was born in 1962 in Whittier, CA. He graduated high school from La Miranda High School in 1980. Before he joined the military in pipe layout and design in 1983, he had worked in drafting for a few years.  When he joined the Air Force, he had worked as a jet engine mechanic prior to switching to Army to be trained as a sniper. He was medically boarded out in 2004 because of his back injury. In the same year, Segrest started writing poetry then leveled up to composing novels a few years later. He has been diagnosed with acute PTSD and degenerative spine disease. Segrest currently lives in Yuma, AZ with his third loving and supportive wife.

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 Perfect Flaws
 Timothy Segrest
 Poetry Book

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