“Bad Indian: Poems” by JC Mehta

“Bad Indian: Poems,” by J.C. Mehta, is the perfect companion piece to her coming-of-age novel, “You Look Something.” This collection of poems touches the uncertainty, vulnerability, and longing to fit in that is inside all of us, but mostly expresses thoughts and emotions most of us can never understand unless we ourselves experience them–of being an outsider and insider at the same time, of being different even though you belong to a group, of not being just one thing of being both, neither, or something in between. … More “Bad Indian: Poems” by JC Mehta

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. … More Storm by Deb Grant

“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 … More “The Rummaging of Thoughts” by Suryani

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

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 thoughts, … More “Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness through Poetry” by Caleb Woods