G'day friends! How are you today? What have you been reading? As I'm writing this, I'm still working through Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor! Anyway, today's post is a blog tour post for Girls Like Us by Elizabeth Hazen. Girls Like Us is Hazen's sophmore poetry collection and I would describe it as a [...]
REVIEW: Egg-Shaped Ball by Laura DiNovis Berry
A comet scorching earth, destroying every body in her trajectoryp. 5 Egg-Shaped Ball by Laura DiNovis Berry is a poetry chapbook dedicated to the women who have had to fight for their right to play rugby. Traditionally a 'man's sport' - well, which sport isn't - Egg-Shaped Ball delves into the realistic experience of these [...]
POETRY #REVIEW of ‘Where I Ache’ by Megan O’Keefe
but don’t resign yourself to a nothing-life.
this poem is slightly cringe-worthy and i'm embarrassed to post it, only because I've been suffering severe writer's block where my poetry is concerned. if it lacks a bit of something, if the wording is off, know that this is raw and unedited. i wanted to showcase the difficulty of finding the write words to [...]
NEW #POETRY REVIEW of THE MERMAID’S VOICE RETURNS IN THIS ONE by Amanda Lovelace
Amanda Lovelace's Women Are Some Kind of Magic series include some of my all-time favourite collections of poetry. The Princess Saves Herself In This One and especially The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One are two of my all-time favourite poetry collections. Lovelace is somehow able to grasp the reader's heart in one hand with [...]
An (brief) exploration of modern poetry and the portrayal of the fierce woman
YAY! Today, I'm hosting the Fierce Female Reads February Blog Tour and this is my post! Be sure to check out Ashley's blog for more deets and follow @fiercefemreads on Twitter so you don't miss anything! Let me get personal for a moment. My understanding of who I am, of my strength, my values, what [...]
POETRY #REVIEW of Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill #poetry #feminism #empowerment #minireview
POETRY #REVIEW of Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse by Rebecca Holland #poetry #empowerment #faith
losing time & forgetting sanity
we don’t let our lips pull apart.
there's an acknowledgement, i guess, in the silence. we don't let our lips pull apart. just a moment, filled with the heaving of our breaths. i don't really feel guilty in taking what i want. you broke me, now: you're the one crawling on your knees, begging for my hands my lips my heat [...]