Review for From the Depths of Darkness by Khaya Ronkainen ! #Books #Review #Poetry

From the Depths of Darkness by Khaya Ronkainen ~ 
Immediately this book catches your eye. It’s like looking into a beautiful sunset. The cover, the illustration is on another level. And the words cut deeper. Death and tragedy blend with stories of surviving the impossible. I was blown away. From the Depths of Darkness is the kind of poetry that will change the world.
“What you find buried in warm sweet water / swirling and inviting stays with you / long after tea cups have dried” ~ *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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Review for Imagination Is My Escape by H.E. Hoover #Books #Poetry #Review

This debut book by H.E. Hoover is a stunning accomplishment. The raw passion of the author’s observations hit home as a millennial. I’m reminded almost of the singer Halsey with her ability to express what many of us have felt growing up this century. Society (The Saddest Poem I’ll Ever Write) captures a disassociation that surely comes with the lack of empathy online culture has generated. In this way, it is an incredibly important and crucial read. I highly recommend buying this book.

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Review for Milkshakes & Chilidogs by @bartbarkerpoet #Books #Poetry #Review

Overall, a different book from others I have read. It is a short, light read that does not overwhelm you with substance. The focus is largely food and the emotions behind it. Some of the descriptions were strange but that might be my familiarity with cooking in the Midwest. My biggest criticism is it did not go as deep as I would like. *I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed*

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Review for Smiles Under Pillows by Vivian Zems #Books #Poetry #Review

This is an upcoming release you don’t want to miss. I really enjoyed the easy-going flow of Vivian Zems’ words. Some rhyme, some tug and all of them leave you feeling a little bit better. *I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed*

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Review for Lift Off! by Vivian Zems #Books #Poetry #Review

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Lift Off! is a short collection of inspirational poetry. It might seem simplistic at first glance, but the imagery and wordplay are more complex. This is a great poetry book for any age group, especially if you are looking to start reading the genre again. I recommend this for beginners or for a quick easy read.
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Review for Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell #Books #Poetry #Review

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell – Incredible, thought provoking book. Peppernell’s words encapsulate what it means to feel love and receive it in return. I appreciate her shorter verses, as as they are rich in detail. Overall an inspirational book full of positive advice that could use a darker edge. I will be reading the next books in her series.

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