My book is now available.

I am so pleased to announce that my first collection of poems, Stripped, is available on Amazon in softcover and Kindle format.

To view the listing on Amazon.co.uk, please follow

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=liezel+graham&dc&ref=a9_asc_1

To view the listing on Amazon.com, please follow

https://www.amazon.com/stripped-liezel-graham/s?k=stripped+by+liezel+graham

If you are ordering from outside the UK, please look at the other Amazon platforms that it is available on.

If you purchase a copy, please could I ask you to consider leaving a review on Amazon and I would love to hear your thoughts on the book!

A very big thank you to each of you for reading my words. Without you, this would not be possible.

liezel

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liezel-Graham/dp/1708221328

a happy dance and a big reveal!

So… it has been months in the making, but I can finally share the cover of my first poetry collection.

Originally due in May, but life happened and 2019 turned out to be a profoundly difficult and heartbreaking year for me.

But, as the saying goes—better late than never!

‘Stripped’ is a collection of poems that I have shared here and also on my blog.

There are a few new poems in, but most of them will be familiar.

It was quite difficult to decide which poems to include, but my vision was that my first book would be a collection of poems that gave a voice to ‘unbecoming’ all the wrong that you were taught about love, your true worth in relation to your body image and finding your place in this world, to learning to live life with rebellious joy and growing into your own skin—learning to love yourself and finding the ‘beauty in the struggle’.

I am now working on my second collection, which will have a more spiritual thread running through it. I will also include my poems that have more of a nature theme as faith and nature walk side by side for me.

I shall keep you all updated on when the book and eBook go live on Amazon, but for now… I am (finally) able to do a happy dance!

Thank you for being present on my page, for reading my poetry and for your deep courage that you share so bravely, here!

You are all just lovely!

liezel

things i teach my son.

things i teach my son:

to honour his sadness

. when it settles in his bones.

to know the value of his tears.

to always give words

to the rain in his heart.

. this,

is my gift to the one

who will love him one day.

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—things i teach my son.

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© Liezel Graham 2019.

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A familiar poem to some of you, and a very special poem to me. This little poem was recently published in The Scarlet Leaf Review along with three other poems that I wrote last year.

I hope you find it as special as it is to me.

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You can read my other poems at

https://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems25/liezel-graham-poems

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liezel

every woman who heals herself.

Recently, one of my micro-poems was given new life by the wonderfully talented artist and illustrator, Kimothy Joy.

The image has been flying around social media and I am both pleased and humbled by this.

Here’s to healing — men and women, so that we don’t pass on unresolved hurt and pain to our children and through them, our children’s children.