Genre: Poetry

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Posted August 22, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Poetry is very personal. The most celebrated poets may light your soul on fire.  Or they may not speak to you at all.  Reviewing poetry is a very personal experience as well, and you should never take a blogger or reviewer’s opinion on poetry as law.  Read a poem by the poet in question.  Find out if they make you come alive. With that said, I have to be honest – I didn’t love Milk and Honey.  Rupi Kaur is a highly celebrated modern, feminist poet.  Her poetry reaches a lot of people.  She’s raw and real.  But the words didn’t […]

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Posted June 10, 2018 in Reviews // 7 Comments

The Poet X dropped into my life at just the point when I needed a beautiful lyrical novel.  It is written in prose, which is not the type of novel that normally draws me in.  This book?  This is beautiful.  I really like Elizabeth Acevedo’s voice.  Her poetry is simple and emotive.  Best of all?  It doesn’t rhyme. I have this thing about rhyming poetry.  Mostly?  I just like it better when it doesn’t rhyme.  Personal preference. This is more than a book of poetry.  It’s the story of a young Latino girl, first generation American, whose family comes from the […]

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