Ok! I decided to write a post about some of the poetry I’ve read lately. Here is the list! I’ve posted a brief description from Goodreads, because I don’t really want to “review” poetry, but I definitely recommend these!
1 – Nothing is Ok by Rachel Wiley
“As she delves into queerness, feminism, fatness, dating, and race, Wiley molds these topics into a punching critique of culture and a celebration of self. A fat positive activist, Wiley’s work soars and challenges the bounds of bodies and hearts, and the ways we carry them.”
2 – find her. keep her. By Renaada Williams
“Renaada Williams beckons readers into her deepest thoughts and most intimate experiences as a queer black woman living in America with her latest collection of poetry. Much like her first book, Williams presents themes like sexuality and acceptance through her stunningly arranged words, but this time she dives much deeper.”
3 – Mother Body by Diamond Forde
“Mother Body is an intersectional exploration of the trauma and agency held within a body defined by its potential to mother. As Mother Body unfolds, it tasks its reader to understand the expected and unexpected manifestations of motherhood, through menstruation and womb work, but also generational, societal, and literary mothering. With a variety of forms and modes, these poems unpack the experiences of a fat, black woman’s body while also manifesting joy, resistance, and celebration.”
4 – Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
This book of poetry was so incredibly captivating for me. I loved every bit of it and I loved it so much, I actually bought a hardcopy of the book (which I haven’t done in years). This book is a raw look at love, abuse, and the healing journey. I think most women who read this can find several things they relate to in it.