Ultimately, hilborn is a poet of the people: his work is accessible, honest, and entertainingâ€”a revitalizing entry in contemporary poetry. While this collection ruminates on love, heartbreak, and mental illness, these poems are anything but saccharine.
The FutureButton Poetry #ad - Written on the road over two years of touring, The Future is rugged, genuine, and relatable. Filled with nostalgia, and the author's signature wry examinations of mental health, love, Neil Hilborn's second book helps explain what lives inside us, heartbreak, what we struggle to define. Grabbing attention like gravity, Hilborn reminds readers that no matter how far away we get, we eventually all drift back together.
In the author's own words, and in it, The Future is a blue sky and a full tank of gas, we are alive. These poems are fireworks for the numb.
Depression & Other Magic TricksButton Poetry #ad - Depression & other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. Depression & other magic tricks is the debut book by sabrina benaim, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 50, 000, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, 000 views.
It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Andrea gibson, author of pansy, writes "i read this book on a day I couldn't get out of bed and it made me feel like I had a friend in the world. Simply put, this book disappears loneliness. ".
HeliumButton Poetry #ad - Ultimately, rudy's work rises above the chaos to offer a fresh and positive perspective of shared humanity and beauty. Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection, and biting cultural critique on class, race and gender into an unforgettable whole.
Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds.
New American Best FriendButton Poetry #ad - One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, to tough women, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs.
The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes.
Nothing Is OkayButton Poetry #ad - As she delves into queerness, feminism, and race, dating, fatness, 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. Nothing is okay is the second full-length poetry collection by Rachel Wiley, whose work simultaneously deconstructs the lies that we were taught about our bodies and our beings, and builds new ways of viewing ourselves.
Date & TimeButton Poetry #ad - Date & time is a welcoming story, which freezes the calendar and allows us all to live in our best moments. Kaye takes the reader on a journey from a complex but iridescent childhood, drawing them into adolescence, and finally on to adulthood. Readers will find joy and vulnerability, in equal measure. Phil kaye’s debut collection is a stunning tribute to growing up, and all of the challenges and celebrations of the passing of time, as jagged as it may be.
There are first kisses, hair blowing in the wind while driving the vastness of an empty road, and the author positioned in the middle, lost friendships, trying to make sense of it all.
peludaButton Poetry #ad - Humorous and biting, personal and communal, self-deprecating and unapologetically self-loving, peluda meaning "hairy" or "hairy beast" is the poet at her best. The book explores the relationship between femininity and body hair as well as the intersections of family, and much more, the immigrant experience, Latina identity, class, all through Lozada-Oliva's unique lens and striking voice.
Peluda is a powerful testimony on body image and the triumph over taboo. One of the most original performance poets of her generation, Melissa Lozada-Oliva has captivated crowds across the country and online with her vivid narratives.
A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle CryButton Poetry #ad - Clocking in before the rest of us are even awake, the book wastes no time. It does the work and beckons you to follow. A compilation of poems, mc, lyrics and essays from the UN presenter, and two-time National Poetry Slam champion, this book is a love song tucked into a grenade, a necessary call that demands a response.
. One part mixtape, one part disorientation guide, and one part career retrospective, Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre's debut looks you directly in the eye and doesn't let you flinch. Ranging from justice to love, a death Rattle, A Love Song, community action to personal reflection, A Battle Cry is a dedication to craft.
No Matter the WreckageWrite Bloody Publishing #ad - Write Bloody Publishing. No matter the wreckage presents readers with new and beloved poetry that showcases Kay's talent for celebrating family, travel, love, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects "The Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire". It is an honest and powerful collection. Both fresh and wise, kay's poetry allows readers to join her on the journey of discovering herself and the world around her.
. Following the success of her breakout poem, "B", Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career.
AutopsyButton Poetry #ad - In the words of the author, the book is a spring thaw -- the new life alongside the old, the good cry and the release after. Named the most promising young Poet in the country by the Academy of American Poets, Collins's work has consistently wowed audiences. Write Bloody Publishing. Autopsy propels that work onto the national stage.
Written after the death of his mother, Donte Collins's Autopsy establishes the poet as one of the most important voices in the next generation of American poetry. As the book unfolds, the reader journeys alongside the author through grief and healing.