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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Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books, Order of St. Luke, Poetry

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

Blogging, Book Reviews, Books, Diversity

Poetry Review: “Unfollowing You” by K. Kapoor

Title: Unfollowing You  Author: Komal Kapoor Genre: Poetry Length: 176 Pages Publisher: McMeel Release Date: February 5, 2019 My Review:  Unfollowing You was a delightfully fun romp that explored what it feels like to fall in love in today's society.  Kapoor uses text messages, social media posts, and micro poems to vividly bring to life what it… Continue reading Poetry Review: “Unfollowing You” by K. Kapoor

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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Author Q&A, Books, Poetry

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

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Poetry, Uncategorized

Poetry Review: “Love Looks Pretty on You” by Lang Leav

Title: Love Looks Pretty On You: Poetry & Prose Author: Lang Leav Genre: Contemporary Poetry and Prose Poems Length: 224 pages Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Release Date: January 29, 2019   Friends, I am pleased to announce that poetry is making a comeback! In recent years there has been a distinct upsurge in the interest of… Continue reading Poetry Review: “Love Looks Pretty on You” by Lang Leav