Voices of the Grieving Heart
83 writers and artists whose loved ones died share their grief, growth, and healing with 150 poems, short essays and artwork contributed for this award-winning project.
A resource by Mike Bernhardt
A 2022 Distinguished Book, Independent Press Awards and a Five-Star Readers' Favorite
Grieving the death of someone we loved is the darkest road many of us will ever travel.
Each of us must find our own path as we navigate the uncharted territory of our new lives. Voices of the Grieving Heart doesn’t tell readers what to do or how they should feel. Instead, the contributors to this collection generously offer their own truths, in hopes that they might help someone else. This unique volume contains over 160 selected poems, short narratives, and images by 83 contributors who share their journeys through loss, grief, and transformation, including:
- Deaths due to suicide, miscarriage and stillbirth, COVID-19, and other causes
- Reflections on grief from contributors whose losses happened decades ago
- Prompts and blank pages for readers to add their own poetry
“This beautiful book speaks directly to the heart. If you are grieving the loss of someone you love, it will help to validate your experience and feelings. It is as personal as it is universal.”
—Debbie Augenthaler, LMHC, NCC, Author of You Are Not Alone