Whatever You Thought, Think Again

Original poems by
Jo Freehand


“... how could I not
walk into the outstretched arms
of that big bosom of a mother drum
inviting me to rest my head on her smooth,
warmed, pulsating flesh.”


Whatever You Thought, Think Again changes the way we think of poetry through Jo Freehand’s magical gift of redefining the poetry landscape. Playing with space and creative form, this poetry collection offers a creative agility that showcases the depth of Jo Freehand’s talent.


With Jo Freehand as our fairytale guide, we are taken on a journey through the hidden forests of trauma, PTSD, and isolation and reach the other side to find beauty and longing. These poems are the embodiment of healing and survival, reminding us to be connected with our present. Passion and desire are welcome companions as Jo Freehand honors her queer identity through the celebration of the sacred life. Whatever You Thought, Think Again will leave you breathless...and we are all the better for it.



Price: $10.99
ISBN:978-0-9965227-7-9
Release Date: April 16, 2018
Distributed by: Ingrams*

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Praise for Whatever You Thought, Think Again

The last word in Jo Freehand’s astonishing new book, Whatever You Thought, Think Again, is the imperative Ride. She sends us out on a magic carpet to face the world as she has encountered it in poems that are not afraid to open any door to any castle, to face down any ogre. In the company of Grandmom Alcorn, Julie Andrews, Gretel, Goldilocks, and Red Riding Hood and a poet brave enough to find humor and hope in our human condition, we dare to question what we took for granted, to wrestle meaning from trauma, and to celebrate this rollicking and rewarding ride language takes us on.

Christopher Bursk, author of Improbable Swervings of Atoms

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