The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo: A Lyrical, Impactful Debut

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

the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace (DRC): Women! Feminism! and…a Broken Laptop?

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?