Omar Holmons debut collection of poems! I’ve been following Omar’s spoken word since high school. I feel like I say that with every poet but honestly it’s the truth. This collection was so refreshing. The bits of humor in the hard parts reminded me that that’s how life goes.
I remember having the biggest crush on Omar Holmon in high school. He didn’t even have that many videos out but I would watch them over and over and try learning more about him online. In many ways, he is the embodiment of what I’m looking for in a life partner.
Here me out. He’s:
- a black nerd
- socially conscious
- appreciates black women
- rocking an afro
- a literal poet
- unconventional in many ways
- seems like such a nice person
And that’s just based on a couple of his poems. Now I have the whole book, and before you call me out, yes I know he’s married. I’m just using him as a base to manifest my own husband.
If you’re not buying it, at least check out these videos that got me hooked in the first place.
And of course, the classic: