Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith || Book Review

Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved […]

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Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix || Book Review

This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains. Build Yourself a Boat, an innovative debut by award-winning poet Camonghne Felix, interrogates generational trauma, the possibility of healing, and the messiness of survival. […]

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12 Months, 12 Nonfictions Reading Challenge 2021

Hello beautiful people! Every year, I “SAY” I’m going to read more nonfiction literature … and then I cave and end up reading maybe 2 nonfiction books (which TEND to be poetry). There’s nothing wrong with reading or not reading nonfiction, but I really want to start educating myself more through literature instead of Netflix […]

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Swimming Lessons by Lili Reinhart || Book Review

Swimming Lessons explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-sized yet profound, Lili’s poems reflect her trademark honesty and unique perspective. Accompanied by striking and evocative illustrations, Swimming Lessons reveals the […]

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home body by Rupi Kaur || Book Review

Rupi Kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself – reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated […]

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A Collection of Light by Neeme || Book Review

“There’s a large part of me that craves sunset drives with no destinations; sliding down hills on bodyboards in the midst of thunderstorms & 3am conversations with our feet on the wall & warm wine. Speak to me about stars & dreams & collisions of fate. Those are the things that make me breathe a […]

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Light Filters In: Poems by Caroline Kaufman || Book Review

“It’s okay if some things are always out of reach. If you could carry all the stars in the palm of your hand, they wouldn’t be half as breathtaking” Synopsis: In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman—known as @poeticpoison—does what she does best: reflects our own experiences back at us and makes us feel less alone, […]

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the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur || Book Review

“i notice everything i do not have and decide it is beautiful” Synopsis: From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a […]

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milk and honey by Rupi Kaur || Book Review

“you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was not made with a fire in my belly so i could be put out i was not made with a lightness on my tongue so i could be easy to swallow i was made heavy half blade and half […]

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Nocturnal by Wilder Poetry || Book Review

“silence isn’t lonely.” Synopsis: Nocturnal is a collection of words and imagery inspired by darkened skies and sleepless nights. it is a journey of healing and self-discovery whether love stays or leaves. it is dreaming with your eyes wide open while the rest of the world is hiding. — and when they ask me, are you […]

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