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 two volumes of their poems (more on the books below). We partnered with Mozell Films to produce a series of short videos of powerful poems being performed by their authors. Enjoy!

The Poetry Books

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Breathmarks: Poems from People Finding Their Voices is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com. All proceeds benefit our poetry meetings and our library.

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War of Grace: Poems from the Front Lines of Recovery is available as an ebook, free of charge. You can download it here.

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 first poetry book’s dedication. And our Instagram feed also features our men describing the process of recovery in their own words.