Goodreads Synopsis: In Wade in the Water, Tracy K. Smith boldly ties America’s contemporary moment both to our nation’s fraught founding history and to a sense of the spirit, the everlasting. These are poems of sliding scale: some capture a flicker of song or memory; some collage an array of documents and voices; and some push… Continue reading Wade in the Water – Poems by Tracy K. Smith
I sometimes get self-conscious talking about my publications, or talking about my work at all. I feel like I'm being too prideful or worse that I'm annoying the people that follow me. But at the end of last year I began to realize that a lot of my family and friends had no clue what… Continue reading First Publications of 2019!
Goodreads Synopsis: poems for the sound of the sky before thunder is a collection that tiptoes the infinitely blurred lines between hurting, hoping, & healing. It speaks of sleepless nights & softened tongues, telling a story dreaming & bone-bright & out of focus in the rain. These poems are only as much for losing as they… Continue reading poems for the sound of the sky before thunder – By Topaz Winters
I'm going to try and combine quite a few reviews for the next couple of posts, so that I can finish off with all the books I read in 2018. Today I'll be going over a poetry book and a couple of cookbooks. Goodreads Synopsis: Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and… Continue reading Electric Arches, Half Baked Harvest & Cooking From Scratch
October was a pretty good month for me, I read a total of 24 books and am currently 27 books ahead of my goal for the year. I'm really pleased with the diversity of books that I read this month. 1 Star: It's always a good thing to see this category have less than five books.… Continue reading October Reading Wrap Up
Goodreads Synopsis: Only eleven of Emily Dickinson’s poems were published prior to her death in 1886; the startling originality of her work doomed it to obscurity in her lifetime. Early posthumously published collections-some of them featuring liberally “edited” versions of the poems-did not fully and accurately represent Dickinson’s bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision,… Continue reading The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson – By Emily Dickinson