Tainted Lionheart: Book I

Christine Weimer

Gold Medal Poetry Award for Readers’ Favorite 2021


“…though I am known to cause fires, I refuse to waste my blaze on you. I forgive you because I will not burn to ash for you….”


Tainted Lionheart is a collection that speaks on the perspective of understanding pain as a natural part of the process of healing. Through hard-hitting poetics and raw, honest verses, Christine Weimer openly discusses questions of worthiness and coping with betrayal in a way that dismantles every idea and trope of what it means to experience heartache.


Broken into three sections, this book takes you on a journey through the bruising and brooding of pain–and the progression to which you breathe through it. It speaks to a vast audience in the representation of the mess-to-mending of the heart.

Tainted Lionheart: Book I