break your glass slippers by amanda lovelace

Ok, so it's no secret that amanda lovelace is one of favorite poets. I may have mentioned it a few times when I was reviewing any of her previous collections. I have one to catch up on, which is likely my next read for National Poetry Month. I am getting some other books in too,... Continue Reading →

Psalm 69: Save Me, O God

Psalm 69 is a beautiful lament where the author asks God to save them. As I read it, I thought of a person who was in over their heads in life and judged for it by their contemporaries, someone who is trying to make up for past transgressions but failing at it and turning to... Continue Reading →

the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur

Stars: 4 of 5 Honestly, I wasn't in love with the beginning of this collection. It had initially felt like a repeat of the first book. Though Milk and Honey had been amazing to read, I had already read that book and did not want to consider that such a brilliant book would be the first of... Continue Reading →

Floating, Brilliant, Gone by Franny Choi

Review:  It took a minute to get where Choi was coming from at first, but once I got it, I was floored. The back cover description puts it best: Choi's poems read like lucid dreams that jolt awake at the most unexpected moments. I tried to think of something that I could say that better... Continue Reading →

the princess saves herself in this one by amanda lovelace

Review:  I've been looking forward to this book of poetry for a while. It was every bit as good as I wanted it to be. It follows about the same format of milk and honey, which explains why it shows up in so many "if you loved milk and honey, you're next read should be"... Continue Reading →

Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid by Nikki Giovanni

Review: Even though I can't claim a visceral reaction to this book as some poetry has given me, I did enjoy it quite a bit. Giovanni has a way of looking at things and people that I had never considered and I love all her expressions of this in the book. As an avid reader,... Continue Reading →

milk and honey by rupi kaur

Review:  I was never one for poetry in school but I'm learning that this has had much more to do with the sanitized selections my school made than poetry itself. This particular book of poetry has triggers for rape and sexual assault and I would say domestic abuse as well. Its also perfect for a... Continue Reading →

Suggestions for National Poetry Month

I've been working steadily on my poetry, knowing that I have been failing this month every year and I'm hoping to finally have my first good poetry month. While I know there are a great many wonderful men out there who are poets, this blog strives to promote women writers as diversely as possible for... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week from If I Should Have a Daughter by Sarah Kay

She’s gonna learn that this life will hit you, hard, in the face, wait for you to get back up so it can kick you in the stomach. But getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air. There is hurt,... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – Dulce Et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to... Continue Reading →

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