Bookworms– A Song of Wraiths and Ruins

For young adult readers, I think this book is a good one to pick up— especially for young black readers who have been missing representation for far too long. As a fantasy novel, I think this was a solid debut for Brown and though I had some qualms with it, I’ve been reading a bit like a writer and a reader so of course, I get picky. She set the scene and really found her rhythm with steady writing for the most part; I think this book has a place on a lot of people’s shelves as a set up for a solid duology and I’m interested to see where this next book goes.

Poetry Place– Black Body And Free Tianna

My poem today exemplifies that there is a different kind of weight that comes with how we each live our lives and as a Black woman who fights for those around me, I understand that there are burdens to the way I care for others. People of color so commonly have to build the spaces we want to be a part of because they almost never exist the way we need them to until we put in the work to create them; right now, Tianna is being penalized before those spaces in SLO and beyond can truly begin to exist.

Robert Frost and an Original– Two Poems

As I head back to SLO today, I'm thinking that sometimes transparency can be a good thing. I wrote the second poem here a little bit ago to play with a new style and in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day which is September 10th; for the love of poetry, I've included one of my…Read more Robert Frost and an Original– Two Poems