Book Reviews, Books, Poetry

Poetry Review: soft magic. by Upile Chisala

Title: soft magic.  Author: by Upile Chisala Genre: Poetry Length: 122 pages   My Review: I've been thinking a lot about poetry lately. What does it mean to write poetry? What does it mean to be a poet? What makes a poem?  Many of my fellow English majors would argue that a poem is defined by form,… Continue reading Poetry Review: soft magic. by Upile Chisala

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Poetry Review: “Quiet Insurrections” by Daniel Klawitter

Title: Quiet Insurrections  Author:Daniel Klawitter Genre: Poetry Publisher: Kelsay Books Length: 58 Pages Available in paperback from Amazon.com  Friends, Let me just say it: Klawitter is good. I mean- he's really good.  I read a lot of poetry. I love poetry in all of it's forms. I love experimental poetry and modern poetry. I love spoken word poetry and… Continue reading Poetry Review: “Quiet Insurrections” by Daniel Klawitter

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POETRY #REVIEW of Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse by Rebecca Holland #poetry #empowerment #faith

I just want to sincerely thank Allie from AllieReads.com for this kind review of my chapbook, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. It means a great deal to me. Thank you so much, Allie!

All money earned from Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse will be donated to Christ Community United Methodist Church. Now available in paperback, on Kindle, and for free on Kindle Unlimited! 


If you’ve known me for long enough then you know that I absolutely adore reading poetry. It is one of my favourite genres to write and to read, I adore how it makes you feel and how powerful those words on a page can actually be.

Rebecca Holland’s Through My Good Eye is just that – it grabs you and forces you into its orbit. Although quite a short collection, the poems that are within the small chapbook are wonderful. Holland writes with more of a traditional poetic melody that reminds me of poets such as Emily Dickenson and Wilfred Owen. Holland’s writing is quite intricate in nature but is done so in a way that the reader can easily feel and understand the purpose of each poem, the emotional nature of it and that is where Holland’s real talent lay. Before I go any further, I’ll provide you with the synopsis available…

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Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Poetry

Poetry Review: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza @DawnLanuza

Title: You Are Here Author: Dawn Lanuza Genre: Poetry Length: 144 pages Publisher: McMeel Release Date: February 12, 2019   I wish that I would have had this book years ago when I was in college. Lanuza’s direct and lovely lines speak right to the heart. Her words remind me of the lyrics to a… Continue reading Poetry Review: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza @DawnLanuza

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Poetry Review & Poet Interview with AK Hutzler @calipollution

Title: I Have Note Decided If You Can Drown On A Plane Author: AK Hutzler Genre: Poetry/ Chapbook Length: 26 Pages Available on Amazon and for free on Kindle Unlimited! I stumbled across Hutzler’s work in the blogosphere and I was intrigued when I found out that she was a fellow Filipina. I was raised in… Continue reading Poetry Review & Poet Interview with AK Hutzler @calipollution

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Poetry

Poetry Review: Here Are Girls Like Lions

Title: Here Are Girls Like Lions: Poems About Being A Woman Length: 99 pages Publisher: Chronicle Books Release Date: March 5, 2019 This beautiful collection is designed for those who can appreciate the art poetry in all of its manifestations. These poems are deep and complex. I was delighted to see some of my old… Continue reading Poetry Review: Here Are Girls Like Lions

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My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆

    I would like to say a special "thank you," to Ai Love Music, who allowed me to do a guest post about my favorite Christmas song, "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus," by Charles Wesley. Click through in order to read the entire article! https://www.youtube.com/embed/vRAFQCOkjgE?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Welcome to Day 3 of the “25 Days of… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [25 Days of Holiday Songs] — ☆ai love music☆

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Poetry Review with Author Q&A: Journey to Be Unbroken by N. MacFarlane

Title: Journey to Be Unbroken Author: Natasha MacFarlane Genre: Poetry/ Chapbook Length: 38 Pages Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited! My Review:  I genuinely enjoy reading poetry and I am always searching for new poets to read. I’m especially interested in reading poetry written by women or other traditionally marginalized groups. I connected with Natasha… Continue reading Poetry Review with Author Q&A: Journey to Be Unbroken by N. MacFarlane