Review of sweet hearts: poetry for the anxious and in love, Bella Ryan

sweet hearts: poetry for the anxious and in love by Ryan is her first poetry collection and it is a moving portrait of someone struggling with love within themselves and accepting love from others. The collection follows the speaker’s journey from meeting someone online to long distance to falling in love. Throughout, anxiety is a … Continue reading Review of sweet hearts: poetry for the anxious and in love, Bella Ryan

Twenty-six

Water spills from my edges - rose petal skin unfolding like french kisses and sweetness.   I am a tree whittled  to pale, raw bark glimmering in moonlight as she tells me every secret of every star, and ink blooms -   foliage words curling themselves wistfully around every inch of me.   I write … Continue reading Twenty-six

Unspoken

I remember when you wished you had not spoken - three words which wrapped themselves like smoke around our ribs and settled, thickly, as ash on our lips.   Three words that feel like glitter or dust yet taste sticky and sweet or bitter when consumed in a different light.   And I felt like … Continue reading Unspoken

Review of As Much as I Care to Remember, E. B. Howell

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  E. B. Howell’s As Much as I Care to Remember is a frank portrayal of living with bipolar disorder. Howell’s honest dedication to raising awareness about bipolar disorder delivers an empathetic and authentic narrative about Liddy, a woman battling the world around her and the multiple narratives spun by her episodes of … Continue reading Review of As Much as I Care to Remember, E. B. Howell