Heya, nerds! If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know just how much I love poems. My love for poetry and metaphors rammed full speed into my love for performance arts to give me this innate interest in spoken word poetry. I follow a variety of spoken word poets, but most of…… Continue reading 7 spoken word poems you should listen to today.
I recently read two poetry books, one that has been on my TBR ever since it released and another that the author sent, but I wasn’t able to read immediately because of prior review commitments. Because my review for the two books are both short, I’ve combined them in this blog post. Book #1: Depression…… Continue reading Mini reviews: Two poetry books and my endless love for metaphors.
Sometimes, I think I need an award for all the creativity I put into blog titles. Anyhoo… I don’t generally do wrap-ups, but this is one of the aforementioned “new things”. Like every other wrap-up post in the blogosphere, we will be looking back at everything that happened in April. Books read This poignant…… Continue reading April 2018 wrap-up: New things, old things, and…old-new things?
I hauled this book along with 3 others last year at a vintage bookstore and got around to reading it just now. [Related: Rare books, cats, and my loosened purse strings at Atlanta Vintage Books.] Goodreads synopsis: To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature…… Continue reading The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski
Hiya, nerds! Guess who just improved from being a couch potato complaining about her life to couch potato complaining about her life through poetry? As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been pretty absent on my blog lately. That’s because I’m writing for National Poetry Writing Month this year. I’ve never written…… Continue reading Look who fancies herself a poet now! | NaPoWriMo update
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I love reading poems, especially by women. One of my favorite poets is Warsan Shire. She writes about feminism, immigration, dysfunctional families, and a lot more. [Related: 9 Warsan Shire…… Continue reading More Than a Memory by Pragya Bhagat
Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born, Somali-British poet, who writes poems that speak to your soul. Shire’s quotes have been adapted by Beyoncé in the visual album Lemonade. Beyoncé reads them out at the start of each song, and her voice makes the already amazing quotes even more impressive. Here are 11 Warsan Shire quotes that say…… Continue reading 9 Warsan Shire quotes that will speak to your soul.