“Witch Doctor Poet”: The body, beauty, and poetry with Bola Juju
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“Witch Doctor Poet”: The body, beauty, and poetry with Bola Juju

Bola Juju is an American author and this is her first collection of poems. Bound2Books is no stranger to poetry. I love to read poetry books, I love to talk about poetry, and I feel like it is extremely important to celebrate and keep poetry alive and in conversation in the contemporary world. Juju’s collection … Continue reading

“Sanctuary Somewhere”: a review of Brenna Dimmig’s poetry cycle on immigration
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“Sanctuary Somewhere”: a review of Brenna Dimmig’s poetry cycle on immigration

Brenna Dimmig’s poetry collection Sanctuary Somewhere is centred on undocumented immigration experiences in the U.S. Her two main characters, Osmel and Leslie experience the U.S. differently based on their immigration statuses. Despite being siblings, Leslie is legal because she is born in the U.S. but her brother, Osmel, and her mother are undocumented. The fear … Continue reading

Nature and Healing: a review of Nikita Gill’s poetry collection “Your Heart Is the Sea”
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Nature and Healing: a review of Nikita Gill’s poetry collection “Your Heart Is the Sea”

Nikita Gill’s poetry collection Your Heart Is the Sea follows a contemporary trend that combines survivor poetics with self-love and self-help. It feels like the poetry collection you want to give your friend who is going through a hard time. Her style is raw and beautiful, but what truly makes it impactful is the accessibility … Continue reading

(Re)-defining survivor/victim stories: a review of amanda lovelace’s new poetry collection
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(Re)-defining survivor/victim stories: a review of amanda lovelace’s new poetry collection

Her third collection aligns with her previous works and centres on themes of self (re-)discovery, how to find your own voice again, and the struggle with remembering and letting go of the past. Continue reading

“The Drum that Beats Within Us”: a review of Mike Bond’s eco-critical poetry collection
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“The Drum that Beats Within Us”: a review of Mike Bond’s eco-critical poetry collection

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Mike Bond’s eco-critical poetry collection The Drum that Beats Within Us is a collection of poetry that asks us to look at our environment through the eyes of animals and also asks … Continue reading

My Year of Reading
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My Year of Reading

If you’re like me, you are probably freaking out that 2018 is just around the corner. I don’t know why I am surprised at the end of each year that a new one is coming, yet here we are. This year has had some big highs and even bigger lows, but when it comes to … Continue reading

“Milk and Honey”: poetry review
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“Milk and Honey”: poetry review

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Rupi Kaur’s poetry collection Milk and Honey burst onto the literary scene in 2015. It quickly turned from a self-published collection to being picked up by a major publishing house and turning … Continue reading