Chief Complaint Chapbook


Item: Chief Complaint: poetry from my first decade of medicine. Tassy Hayden’s first chapbook features 25 poems written from 2010-2020, informed by her dueling worldviews as a physician, a person living with mental illness, and a woman.

Delivery Summary

I grasped gooey innocence
in my hands last night,
holding it up to the gathered crowd
like a proud fisherman.

Blushing from the effort
of controlling my catch
I swiftly cleaned and placed it
on the swells of the ocean.

Format: Staple-bound booklet.
Crafter: Tassy
Donate: $5.00 or more/copy
Donate to: 
Black Writers Collective or Lambda Literary or We Need Diverse Books. Black Writers Collective provides programs and resources for creative and freelance writers of color; Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers; We Need Diverse Books advocates putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.

To claim this item, donate directly to the listed organization, at or above the minimum donation amount, and forward proof of donation along with a mailing address to The maker will mail out your item within the week!

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