Gianina Knoth, also known by her not-so-stealthy pen name G.G. Knoth, is a bestselling author of 3 books of poetry. In each book she advocates for greater mental health awareness and an end to the stigma that surrounds it. From mental illness to heartbreak, chronic illness to spiritual struggles, each poem explores the pain we can’t avoid, the suffering that is self-inflicted, and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
In her debut collection, author G.G. Knoth dares you to dive head first into the terrifying and isolating web of mental illness. Raw and vivid language draws the reader down to its depths, offering a front row seat to the hidden torments of an array of battles. A dark—but ultimately hopeful—journey offers a spirit of compassion and camaraderie for those in the thick of their own fight, a glimpse behind the curtain for those wishing to understand, and ultimately an impassioned call to solidarity over stigma.
Pain Is My Spirit Animal, the second poetry collection from G.G. Knoth, explores the human experience with pain from four perspectives: mind, body, heart, and soul. From mental illness to heartbreak, chronic illness to spiritual struggles, each poem explores the pain we can’t avoid or the suffering that is self-inflicted. Is pain a tragedy or a teacher? Random or a punishment? Rich and impassioned verse delivers a provocative sojourn through the challenges we must all overcome and the lessons—hopefully—learned along the way.
From the bestselling author of Whisper Screaming in the Middle of a Crowded Room and Pain Is My Spirit Animal comes a pocket-sized compilation of the author's hand-selected favorites. This short collection features poems that cut to the quick. Rich verse and dark imagery pose questions that cannot be ignored, penetrating heart and mind. The author leaves no difficult subject unexplored including anxiety, depression, self-harm, the cruelty of others, hiding our emotions, and even the meaning of life.
A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook. Proverbs 18:4