Kat's chalk drawing that inspired the cover design (2014)
Finding happiness after loss. Inspiration from the moon. ★★★★★ "Lehmann is a very fine poet...roughly equal to best in genre." - Kindle Book Review
Moon Full of Moons is about finding happiness after hardship and loss, with poems sequenced according to the moon's phases. This debut collection from author Kat Lehmann is an expression of lived resilience through more than 100 free verse poems about love, radical forgiveness, mental illness, grief recovery, deep acceptance, and transcendent joy. Written over a three-year period of deep spiritual healing, these reflections on survival and the work of happiness evoke the phases of the moon to describe a light that has known darkness. Winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in Poetry (2016) Red Ribbon Winner of the Wishing Shelf Book Awards (2017)
“Moon Full of Moons offers rich material for poetry therapy. The overall concept and structure of the moon’s phases as a kind of mythical journey has a wide variety of interesting possibilities and many of the poems touch on themes very salient in a therapeutic setting: lost innocence, despair, mental illness, grief, family, motherhood, love, forgiveness, regaining personal power, experiencing connection with creation, finding happiness.”- Journal of Poetry Therapy 30:61-62 (2017), journal of the National Association for Poetry Therapy.
"Lehmann is a very fine poet...roughly equal to best in genre." - Kindle Book Review "There is a heartbeat to these poems..." - hedgerow: a journal of small poems
"Wonderfully unique...Lehmann is a master of word painting and poem construction." - Readers' Favorite