The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder by Emmanuella Hristova

Synopsis I hesitate when you kiss me because I am afraid you will taste the disaster brewing underneath my skin.  Hristova’s debut poetry collection documents the birth and death of a relationship, and the death of her sister. Each poem is an emotional time-stamp that plunges the reader into the depths of the author’s feelings as they … Continue reading The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder by Emmanuella Hristova

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire

Synopsis What elevates 'teaching my mother how to give birth', what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire's ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam; reclaiming the more nuanced truths of earlier times - as in Tayeb Salih's work - and … Continue reading Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire

Helium by Rudy Francisco

Synopsis Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is … Continue reading Helium by Rudy Francisco

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

  Synopsis A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the … Continue reading Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Synopsis:  From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Timesbestselling 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 home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun … Continue reading The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

Synopsis #1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a … Continue reading Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

Salt & Nejma by Nayyirah Waheed

Salt: Sometimes, a book comes into your life and it changes your whole entire outlook and your life. For me that book was Salt. I read it for the first time in 2016, at a point In a time when I was struggling, with changing viewpoints, and me just changing as a whole. I was … Continue reading Salt & Nejma by Nayyirah Waheed

Mini Reviews: Lullabies + Love and Space Dust

Hello Everybody! Both of the books I will be reviewing today are poetry books, I didn’t have a lot to say about, which is why they’re mini reviews as opposed to my much longer ones. If you want more information about the books just click on the book cover it will take to its goodreads … Continue reading Mini Reviews: Lullabies + Love and Space Dust

Waiting On Wednesday: All the Words Are Yours

All The Words Are Yours by Tyler Knott Gregson Expected publication: October 20th 2015 by Perigee Books Why I’m Waiting: The moment I found out about this book the only thing I could do was stare at my phone before I started squealing like  an idiot! This is Gregson's second collection of poetry and after … Continue reading Waiting On Wednesday: All the Words Are Yours