storyteller: 100 poem letters review.

Sadly, we have reached the end of national poetry month. I am so glad that I chose to delve into this series because it opened my reading realm. Before starting this I was truly intimidated by poetry. I didn’t believe I was smart or savvy enough to comprehend it. Now I know I was wrong. […]

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something bright, then holes // bluets review.

Today is all about the great Maggie Nelson. I decided to make this post about both of her poetry collections, because there aren’t enough days left in April to do individual posts. (Math clearly isn’t my strong suit.) I have had something bright, then holes sitting on my bookshelf for far too long without reading […]

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the complete poems of anne sexton review.

From the joy and anguish of her own experience, Anne Sexton crafted poems that told truths about the inner lives of men and women. The Complete Poems was a treat to read through. Few other American poets have written so many kinds of poems, on such different subjects, while successfully capturing the attention of the […]

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is 5 review.

I found this selection in an old stack of my mom’s book collection. I never bothered to skim it, but with this series I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did. E.E. Cummings was a master of poetry. The title comes from Cummings’s approach to writing poetry, as he explains in the […]

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the collected poems of emily dickinson review.

Emily Dickinson’s poetry reflects the subtle and delicate life she led. She charted the landscape of the human soul. Dickinson spent much of her life in total seclusion from society and the outside world. And yet her ideas are richer and profound compared to those exposed to society. It feels as though in her own […]

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the sun and her flowers review.

The second collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur made waves. It was brimming with of every kind of emotion imaginable. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Rising up to find a home within […]

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milk and honey review.

It’s difficult to review this collection because every poem is extremely personal, tender and exquisite in its own way. That being said, Rupi Kaur’s writing intrigues me. So many people are harsh and quick to dismiss her work, which I don’t entirely understand. Yes, the collection does read like trendy Tumblr posts. But it’s undeniable […]

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