4.5 stars Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. She has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking, but she still has lots to say and pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook. This becomes even more important after she … Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo: A Lyrical, Impactful Debut
3 stars amanda lovelace's series of poems in a witch doesn't burn in this one aim to inspire and empower women to take control of their own stories. I guess I'm just not a modern poetry person. I'd like to preface this with the fact that most of this is just pure personal preference. I'll indicate … Continue reading the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace (DRC): Women! Feminism! and…a Broken Laptop?
2 stars Rupi Kaur's poetry collection was not what I expected. I've heard great things and raving reviews about it from two friends, but I just had a lot of issues with this collection. Here's the official summary before we dive into anything: milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. … Continue reading milk and honey by Rupi Kaur