Poetry Chapbooks

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CATHARSIS

Catharsis Book Cover art by Johnna M. Gale

This collection is a labor of love and has taken over 20 years to complete. I wrote some of these poems when I was a teenager, others later. Most of them have to do with healing from childhood abuse, and the hope that comes afterward. Includes drawings.

MYTH OF THE ONE

Myth of the One book cover Art by J Johnna M. Gale

This collection is about Love:

It was the 90’s and everyone was talking about the “One.” Of course, this was a lie, but in this collection I explore the many ways it tricks you, how to avoid it, how it will find you and breathe life into you, whether in the form of a singular person, or many.

CRISIS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Crisis of Consciousness book cover Art by Johnna M. Gale

This collection is a chapbook of socio-political observations.

These are a few of my favorite poems to perform at Open Mics because they can instill a wealth of emotions like anger and fear. They can help folks pull out of apathy and into action. It is a short but powerful group of poems, including my signature poem “Validate me.”

 

ABSOLUTION

Absolution Book Cover

This is the companion chapbook to Myth of the One. A post-script, if you will. It is about how love, unconditional, can absolve us of our past transgressions.