Book Review: Your Own, Sylvia

Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill 2007. 272 pages Genre: Poetry, Young Adult Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Blinking With Fists

Blinking With Fists by Billy Corgan 2004. 96 pages. Genre: Poetry My Rating: 1 out of 5 stars Summary: Having risen to fame during the grunge era in the early nineties, Billy Corgan is among the most respected figures of the alternative rock world―a visionary artist who, more than a decade later, still commands a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Ink Dark Moon

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems  by Ono no Komachi (Author),‎ Izumi Shikibu (Author),‎ Jane Hirshfield  (Translator),‎ Mariko Aratani (Translator) 1990. 240 pages. Genre: Poetry My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Words That Kill

Words That Kill by Vivid Vega. 2017. 120 pages. Genre: Poetry Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Words That Kill is a collection of poetry about one's breaking point. Vega's poetry centers on rhyme scheme. Themes included are depression, anxiety, abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, hope, and love. The collection is split into three chapters,... Continue Reading →

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