I’ve been slacking again with the reviews, I know. However the reason being is I’ve had so much on my plate and everything has just gotten in the way. Remember I had depression? Well now I have Anxiety Disorder, I know it’s great right? It’s actually really bad and I’m living daily with panic attacks and the feeling of dying at least 3 times a day. I don’t wish it upon anyone. But other then that I started school, failed school because I decided to choose the major I always wanted which is English. I love writing and as most of you know my favorite form of writing is poetry! So this post will be about POETRY, i know it’s awesome.
Now if you’re like me and you think all poetry books are about Robert Frost and the closest you come to good book is Edgar Allen Poe well let me tell you that you are very wrong. I think Poetry is now my new favorite genre to read and I am very excited to tell you about the 3 books I will be recommending. These books are the 3 i’ve read so far and I have put in my collection. They are from unknown writers, except for maybe one but you will have to go to the direct source for the book or amazon. I will actually link the amazon pages for these books to support these writers and I hope you enjoy them too. Poetry especially spoken word is something wonderful and full of expression, it’s like every poem you’re finding a little more of yourself. If it could be my life time career I would take it up, but sadly I chose the second thing closest to it. Well enough of me talking lets get into it.
When The City Sleeps by Bonafide Rojas
I actually got the book straight from Bonafide himself and what can I say? Great book for New Yorkers and those who want to know REAL New York this book is it. I met Bonafide 5 years ago at a poetry open mic and he was the main event, and his work blew me away. I’ve been wanting to buy this book for years and I finally got it! His poems made me cry, they made me laugh, and they made me proud to be from New York. He talks about gentrification, about being the working man and the lives of many people in New York. He is the definition of a New Yorker, something that has been lost in the trends and commercializing. This book in general is just a great read and if you haven’t heard Bonafide himself, search him up on youtube. You’ll love his poetry no doubt.
Corner Stores In The Middle Of the Block By Blue
If you like Bonafide, you will for sure like Blue a Harlem Poet who talks about gentrification and living in Harlem. He writes romance poems, and all around he’s writing straight from his heart. That’s the thing about poets they have such a way of expressing themselves it is unbelievable. I will link Blues book later on. But he is another great modern poet from New York who writes about the real deal.
Love and Misadventures by Lang Leav
For all my romantic readers Love and Misadventures will make you weep like a baby. I mean it, trust me. You will be weeping by how cute and adorable you find it, and if you are singling and mingling, this will make you want to go out for coffee and chat up the first man you see getting an expresso. If you are in a relationship then you’ll want to hold that person closer. If you are just in love with words Leav is an amazing artist when it comes to words.
I will be putting more poetry books for you guys because I really love this genre. I have read a shit ton of books so their will a lot of reviews being thrown at you.
Till later & keep reading,