So I was lucky enough to win a Twitter giveaway hosted by the author, Alicia Wright, and I am utterly grateful. For those of you that don’t know, IDWS is a short verse poetry book that deals with some heavy crap to put things lightly.
I used to think that short verse poetry was so overrated, and I didn’t care for it, like how could someone write barely a sentence and call it a poem?
Then, on a whim, I bought milk and honey by Rupi Kaur and the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace. I fell in love with the style.
Anyway, on to this book, because my god.
Rating: 5/5 stars
First of all, the COVER is absolutely one of the best ones I’ve ever seen. It’s not as minimalist as I’m used to with this style of book, but its gorgeous and I love it so much.
I remember going into this without any expectations and was blown away anyway. I posted a lot of my favorite pages on Snapchat (which was so much that I stopped because I didn’t want to spam), so you get the idea. The poems are raw, hard hitting, eloquent, and portray things I can’t even put into words nearly as well as she did.
A lot of my friends even told me they were loving the poems, using words like “lit”, “beautiful”, “woke”, “amazing”, and more. I loved being able to share this with them, and I know I’ve convinced at least one person.
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