Book Review — Above Ground by Clint Smith

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from Netgalley and Little Brown and Company. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary. Genre: Poetry Published by: Little Brown and Company Publish date: March 28, 2023 Number of pages: 128 pages Author’s website: Support local! Buy the book on BookShop! …

Book Review — Dear Azula, I Have a Crush on Danny Phantom by Azura Tyabji and Jackson Neal

Rating: 3/5 Genre: Poetry Dear Azula, I Have a Crush on Danny Phantom is a crossover of our coming of age universes. Exploring the interplay of adolescence and media, Dear Azula is a masterclass on how Generation Z see themselves reflected on screen, how they find themselves in characters when the world does not grant …

Book Review — Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night by Morgan Parker

I received an ARC from NetGalley and Tin House Publishing. I am giving this review voluntarily. Rating: 4/5 Genre: Poetry Morgan Parker's Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night is being reprinted! This is the first collection of the author's. Her other notable works are There are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé and Magical …

Book Review — Where Hope Comes From: Poems of Resilience, Healing, and Light by Nikita Gill

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Hachette Books in exchange for an honest review. I am giving this review voluntarily and all thoughts are my own. Rating: 5/5 Genre: Poetry During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, poet Nikita Gill captures, the heartache, loss, hope, and other hosts of …

Book Review — Surviving Home by Katerina Canyon

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Poetry Concisely arresting and challenging the beliefs of family and the fantasies of tradition, the poems in Surviving Home show that home is a place that you endure rather than a place where you are nurtured. With unyielding cadence and unparalleled sadness and warmth, Katerina Canyon contemplates the prejudice and limitations buried …

Book Review — I Always Carry My Bones by Felicia Zamora

Thank you Netgalley and University Of Iowa Press for the advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 4/5 Genre: Poetry I Always Carry My Bones is a complex ideation for many people of color and migrant peoples. Felicia Zamora explores how familial history echoes inside a person and the ghosts of lineage …

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