Poems by our men

For years, men in the addiction recovery program at Helping Up Mission have written poetry as a part of their recovery process. Now, they have gathered, edited, and published a sampling of their writings as a book: War of Grace: Poems from the Front Lines of Recovery. We partnered with Mozell Films to produce a series of short videos of powerful poems being performed by their authors. Enjoy!

The Poetry Book

Poems by our men 2

We are proud to share the ebook and audiobook with you, free of charge. You can download them using the widget on this page or at noisetrade.com. We hope you are encouraged as you listen and read!


Want more?

Check out the From the Men section of our blog for more poems and other updates straight from the men in our recovery program. Chaplain Vic wrote a post explaining the obscure Latin phrase in the poetry book’s dedication. And our Instagram feed also features our men describing the process of recovery in their own words.