The Poet X (Book Review)

I added this book to my collection at the start of the year after all it’s hype. You can check out that post here. Before getting into the review, we have to look through this mini photo shoot:

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Two for Tuesday – New Year, New Books

Happy New Year! We’ve successfully made it into 2019 and to rein in the new year, I purchased more books. New books also mean new pictures, so here is a shot I took right after I opened my package.

I’ve decided to treat myself, especially since these books were in my TBR for so long and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. These two should be great follow ups to The Education of Margot Sanchez.

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Two for Tuesday: My Growing Poetry Collection

Despite not finishing the two books from my first Two for Tuesday Mini Haul, (I’m 3/4 of the way through American Street), I decided to add two more books to my collection. I bought them through the Button Poetry website.

I tried my hand at some creative photography for this one. Let me know if it was a hit or miss in the comments below:

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Long Way Down (Book Review)

*Synopsis*

Will is heading out to finish what seems to have started yesterday, when his brother, Shawn, was shot. He’s just trying to follow The Rules: No tears, no snitching, and always get revenge. With Shawn’s gun hidden behind his back, Will is going to kill the guy that he just knows killed Shawn.

When Will gets on the elevator, he’s met by the ghost of an old friend of Shawn’s. At each stop of the elevator, Will encounters another person from the past. With each encounter, another revelation is made.

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Black Movie (Book Review)

I got this in the mail this morning, much sooner than I expected (thank you, Amazon). I have wanted to read this collection for the past few months and I am no stranger to the work of Danez Smith. I have seen many of his spoken word performances on Button Poetry and this book intrigued me.

Black Movie is about 40 pages long. The poems themselves vary in length, format, and style though they all fall under the overarching theme of the title. Many of the poems center around violence and address issues of police brutality, systemic racism, and references to the author’s sexuality.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Black Movie and I look forward to hearing more from Danez Smith in the coming years.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2231556059?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1