Review of Mislilac (Thinker), H. M. Reynolds

What struck me about Reynold’s first collection, How Best to Stage a Breakdown, was how viscerally and honestly she wrote about mental health. Mislilac builds upon this sturdy foundation and flourishes. Reynolds’ style has matured further and her voice is exceptional and unique. There is something so very honest in Mislilac even though most of … Continue reading Review of Mislilac (Thinker), H. M. Reynolds

Review of The Rose That Never Grew From Concrete, Shay Belt

Alluding to the posthumous album of spoken word by Tupac, Shay Belt’s The Rose That Never Grew From Concrete is a collection which ruminates upon and explores the self. Through her poetry, Belt seeks to find a sense of self and belonging. Consequently, the journey the reader embarks upon is tumultuous as Belt writes about … Continue reading Review of The Rose That Never Grew From Concrete, Shay Belt

Hope

after Emily Brontë & Emily Dickinson   Hope makes herself comfortable in the dark.            the moon has run away Even if she looked up, she would not see the sky but for the hairline crack in the lid of the jar. Her wings no longer flutter; they collect dust like swollen sapphires found glistening in … Continue reading Hope