Storm by Deb Grant

During the ten years I lived in South Florida, I went through many hurricanes. Some just brushed off but others seemed to aim at us. It is no surprise I gravitated to “Storm” by Deb Grant! I was moved, and happy to finally find words to feelings, and experiences I lived through once too many, whether by finding myself in middle of the storm or helping loved ones through the aftermath of a storm.

“The Rummaging of Thoughts” by Suryani

THE RUMMAGING OF THOUGHTSSuryaniLulu Express (2019)ISBN 9780578533407Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (1/2020) “The Rummaging of Thoughts” by Suryani is an unstructured and eclectic collection of the author’s thoughts, just as implied by the title. On every page of this book, readers will find an array of different formats of free verse and other... Continue Reading →

“Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness through Poetry” by Caleb Woods

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578531461?ie=UTF8&tag=boobyboopub-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=0578531461 HARNESSING DARKNESSCaleb WoodsCaleb Woods (2019)ISBN 9780578531465Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (01/2020) What hooked me when I picked up “Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness through Poetry” by Caleb Woods was the title. We all have a dark side, but how can you control darkness? Woods presents us with a poetic collection of his... Continue Reading →

“Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure” by Hannah Hope

TEACHERS HAVE 9 LIVESHannah HopeOutskirts Press (2019)ISBN 9781977204417Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (12/19) “Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure” by Hannah Hope is truly unlike anything I’ve ever read before! The author is a teacher who has taught for over 20 years in the inner-cities public school system. Hope started... Continue Reading →

“#Snapshot” by Hannah Harris and Marcus Harris

#SNAPSHOTHannah Harris and Marcus HarrisCreateSpace (2018)ISBN 9781984331434Reviewed by Marjorine Castillo for Reader Views (10/19) Hannah and Marcus Harris’ book “#Snapshot” uses poetry to convey personal, social, and political issues American adolescents may be facing in the current social media-driven and political chaotic climate. The themes of the poems vary from topics such as self-esteem, interactions... Continue Reading →

“Poems Mostly of the Sea” by Jenne Kaivo

POEMS MOSTLY OF THE SEAJenne KaivoIndependently Published (2019)ISBN 9781687078186Reviewed By Susan Violante for Reader Views (10/19) I picked up “Poems Mostly of the Sea” by Jenne Kaivo because the cover intrigued me. The title spoke of the sea, but the imagery reflected something different. It wasn’t until I read the introduction that I realized the... Continue Reading →

“Must Love Poetry” by Chriselda Barretto

MUST LOVE POETRYChriselda BarrettoIndependently Published (2019)ISBN 9789463881104Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (8/19) “Must Love Poetry,” by Chriselda Barretto is an eclectic collection of topics expressed in well written poetry. Topics range from Nature, Spirituality, the Universe…you name it and it is within these pages in some shape, or form. When I first saw... Continue Reading →

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