Poetry, Writing

Poem: A Moribundity for Flowers

Poem: A Moribundity for Flowers "Lo, how a rose e'er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!" -Traditional Carol  He thinks it's strange that I keep flowers from funerals  Delight in their petals Rejoice at their scent Every time he sees it - He calls it my death flower Says it reminds him that he is… Continue reading Poem: A Moribundity for Flowers

Poetry, Writing

Poem: Heartbreak #InstaPoetry

I can run marathons write books lead a congregation and create entire world on paper. The one thing I can't do -is have a child. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.  My heart has been full of poetry lately. Ever since I published my first chapbook, I've had poems floating around inside my mind. When… Continue reading Poem: Heartbreak #InstaPoetry

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! 

✨ 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓵𝓲𝓫𝓻𝓪𝓻𝔂 𝓸𝓯 𝓪𝓵𝓮𝔁𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓻𝓪 ✨


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

Author Q&A, Books, Poetry

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☆