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Salt.
Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed
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Loved her book.
Highly recommend for a light read, if you‘re reading something along with it that is very deep.

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Sunraven
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Mail arrivals from this week: a gifted copy of the tagged book (from a friend not on Litsy), plus my first batch of #LitsyLove! 💖❤️✨🥰 Thanks to @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks, @Lovesbooks87, and @Stacypatrice! I‘ll be writing back soon — just waiting on some fresh address labels to arrive. ☺️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! 💌💗💌 4mo
Stacypatrice 💌😃🌻 4mo
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Sunraven
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Inspired by @merelybookish and @Cinfhen, my #top6reads of 2019 so far. One book of poetry, one fiction, and four self-help or nonfiction. Way less fiction and more nonfiction there than there would have been last year or the year before, but variety is the spice of life, and suchlike. ✨

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Cinfhen Nice list!! My reading tastes have also evolved xx 4mo
Sunraven @Cinfhen: Thanks! Though I‘m not sure I can lay claim to having evolved, precisely, as that sounds something like my tastes are improving ... 😆 I‘m probably just being chaotic. Hopefully I do come back to my fiction stuff again soon, or I don‘t even know what most of my library will do! 4mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! Sometimes I need a break from fiction but I always find my way back 😉 4mo
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Sunraven @Cinfhen: I‘ve been developing a possibly wacky theory about my reading habits and my strength of identity, but if it‘s right, I will definitely come back to fiction once I get my internal crap more together ... Assuming I do, haha! Actually, I‘ve been feeling the urge for fictional reads lately, so I think that‘s a good sign. 😉 4mo
merelybookish Great selection! I always mean to read Thich Nhat Hahn but get overwhelmed. (He has so many!) And I had Salt already stacked,.so thanks for the reminder! I read some self-help too, but it's definitely driven by mood! 4mo
Sunraven @merelybookish: Salt was so good I think I read the whole thing in one night, and I foresee many future re-reads. 😁

I did the same thing with Thich Nhat Hanh for a long time! I get the sense, though, that you can just jump in wherever things look interesting. Seems like there‘s overlap, too, like the books are a series of friendly conversations where you sometimes repeat yourself, because some things bear repeating and your friends won‘t judge.
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TheBookHippie
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One poem a day has been so wonderful ...
This book is amazing #poetry

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WomanistBibliophile
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u n k n o w n

nayyirah waheed‘s poems remind me of the possibility for felicity

Weaponxgirl That is wonderful 😭 6mo
WomanistBibliophile @Weaponxgirl yes, so beautiful and moving 💓 It reminds me of Luce Irigaray‘s understanding of the between-two 🌸 6mo
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whatsthEStorey
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Remember to be gentle with your sweet self! #selfcaresunday

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❤️

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TheBookHippie
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The daily reading of this ...ack I love it! #poetry

cocomass Maybe my favorite collection of all time 9mo
TheBookHippie @cocomass seriously ❤️ I love reading a poem a day!!! It‘s hard not to turn the page 🤣 I‘m making notations on every page in this copy for my journaling this year. 9mo
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TheBookHippie
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My poem book for 2019 and my #BOTMBUDDYREAD and my life collided today. So interesting when that happens!!! #poetry

AmyG 😪 10mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG pretty big club of us. As an old lady I'm good but as a little one, it would have helped. It's why I'm so open. In case someone needs to see that they aren't alone. And you can thrive anyway ❤️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My mother wasn‘t cruel she just wasn‘t there... 10mo
kaysworld1 My mother is a compulsive lier! You never know what's truth or what's lies, she's told that many over the years you can never trust her or her actions. But I was the only one she beat for happiness. 5mo
TheBookHippie @kaysworld1 oh I am sorry... 5mo
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TheBookHippie
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My 2019 daily poem book...

Daisey ❤️ this photo! 11mo
Heideschrampf Well done! This is ‘LIT‘ in every sense of the word 👌💡 11mo
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TofuandBooks
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Heartbreaking poems, I had to re-read many of them over and over.

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MeganAnn This is beautiful! ❤️ 13mo
Tanner @MeganAnn I thought so too - and it‘s something a lot of us don‘t consider when we‘re feeling down. 13mo
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I absolutely loved this. It became an immediate favorite.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Soubhiville Yes! Loved this! 1y
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Yrsa: “Salt is a beautiful collection of poetry. I love writing that‘s rich in imagery and magic. Poetry is absolutely having a moment. I think it has to do with how shareable it is on social media. It‘s no longer for academics and intellectuals. Poetry belongs to us all. We all have a right to it.” #yrsadaleyward #nationalpoetrymonth

ReadZenRites Gorgeous photo. Beautiful statement. 2y
huongtra Nice saying! 2y
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thebookishpoet
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Waheed‘s words will stay with me forever. I have so many favourites.

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By Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
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I didn‘t become a writer but, yes, reading books 📖 had been my escape from reality... when real life was just too much... it‘s nice to get away from real life sometimes (or most of the time 😂) and just immerse yourself in another world. 🦄 🧚🏼‍♀️🧞‍♂️🧜🏼‍♀️🧝🏼‍♂️🧙🏼‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧛🏼‍♀️ ~~~~
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#bibliophile #bookstagram #poetry #books #poem #salt #Nayyirahwaheed #readersofinstagram #reading

AmyG Yep. I have been an avid reader since I was a kid. 2y
Periwinkle @AmyG thank goodness for books! 📚😊 2y
AmyG I can‘t imagine a life without books or music. 2y
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Erin7
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This makes me think of all how well intentioned Americans sent supplies of clothing, rice, eggs, etc. to countries in Africa based off of commercials of other Americans pleading for help....We Are The World type of help. Though there have been changes to these forms of aide they caused more harm to local economies to good. I wonder if “she does not belong to you” refers to how the US feels responsible for other countries.#poetrychallenge2018

Erin7 Will the US reap a negative relationship with countries that it has taken on as pet projects? What do you think? 2y
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Erin7
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This poem makes me think of the Japanese tea ceremony. It‘s a beautiful way to describe the act of writing in and of itself as the focus in lieu of the final product. Writing is more often described as this brutal process, while this takes a more nurturing approach.

I‘m learning that Waheed‘s work is minimalist in the use of words to get to a point. I‘m curious though why she doesn‘t make use of capitalization. #poetrychallenge2018

Lindy Lots of modern poets forego the use of capitalization and they probably have different reasons for this stylistic choice. As a poetry reader, I find it easier to get absorbed by the rhythm and sound of words when they are not bound by the conventional grammatical structure of prose. 2y
Erin7 @Lindy Thanks for that. Helps put this into perspective. I‘m still very new but enthusiastic poetry reader at this point. 2y
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Erin7
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This is my first poem for the #poetrychallenge2018 . What a great point this makes about why we travel. Do we travel for the sake of new experiences or for the sake of showing others where we have been? Or maybe we take pictures in an effort to hold on to those experiences? I love to take photos but don‘t mind not having the camera. There are other ways to hold onto those moments. Sketching, journaling, making new friends to name a few.

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TheBibliotherapist
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This right here. I reread her work so often. She stirs new thoughts and feelings every time I open this book.

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I really liked this collection of poetry.
I heard her. I heard me, because she put in words somethings I didn't know how to express.

AmyG My daughter loves her poetry. (edited) 2y
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irre
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Loved it! If you liked Milk and Honey, you‘ll like this poetry collection as well.

AmyG My daughter says the same thing. 2y
L_auren LOVE salt 2y
BookMaven407 I liked Milk and 🍯. I'll have to check this book out. Thanks for the review. 2y
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silentrequiem
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Also, Nayyirah Waheed's excellent poetry collections are once again FREE on Kindle. They are well worth the read! #dealalert

Maike Thanks for the heads up! I‘ve been meaning to get salt for quite a while now 2y
silentrequiem @Maike You're welcome! I loved them so hopefully you will too! 🤗 2y
irre Thank you so much for posting this. I‘ve been wanting to read it for a long time and my library doesn‘t have a copy. 2y
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💜💜💜

SkeletonKey *existential crisis* 2y
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Perfection.

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Yrsa: “Salt is a beautiful collection of poetry. The author wrote it for people of color, and I find so much strength in it. I love things that are rich in imagery and magic. Poetry is absolutely having a moment right now. I think it has to do with social media and how shareable it makes poetry. It‘s no longer for academics and intellectuals. It belongs to us all, we all have a right to it.”

Erin7 I‘m jumping all over this bandwagon. Thanks for the hashtag. And I agree that social media is making a difference on getting the word out on current poets. Spoken word has also increased in mainstream popularity which I think helps. (edited) 2y
Erin7 My library order led this book and I get to pick it up this weekend hopefully. I‘m excited this looks really interesting. 2y
huongtra I thought the whole cover is white lol until I see the word salt at the end 😅 2y
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amma-keep-reading
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Sigh of contentment...

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cocomass
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I'm in a bit of a reading slump this month but I loved this volume of poetry. Poignant, creative, and timely, I was so happy to have received this as a gift 💕 #poetry

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cocomass
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My aunt sent me this collection yesterday and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. #poetry

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TheWordJar
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Instead of reading last night, I fashioned this bad boy for #TBRBingo! I haven't set a timeline for finishing, but it will be handy for choosing new books to start. And I will definitely be buying a new book for every bingo! Thanks for the inspiration, @WhatDeeReads!

WhatDeeReads You're welcome! When Dimple Met Rishi is so sweet and adorable. (edited) 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Devil in the White City is fantastic 😊😊😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage You've got some great squares to look forward to! And no free space ... 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚😎😎 2y
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Jinjer Love this! 2y
TheWordJar @WhatDeeReads Can't wait for this one! I've heard nothing but great things about it! 2y
TheWordJar @GlassAsDiamonds I'm really looking forward to this one! I think I'll start that soon...it feels like an autumn type of book to me! 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂 2y
TheWordJar @BarbaraTheBibliophage It was great to look over my shelves and pick out the books I really want to read. I didn't want to leave anything to chance, and with so many books to choose from, I decided on no free space! 😱 2y
TheWordJar @Jinjer Thanks!! I think @WhatDeeReads said it best--sometimes you just need to gameify your reading! 👍 2y
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Nafiza
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This was glorious. Painful. Lingering.

5 ☆.

#poetry #salt #diversity

Angieville This one I need. 2y
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morevna
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Chemistry.

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morevna
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This. ☝️

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rach_simone
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My stop watch reset so I added the times. Not quite half way. Hopefully I'll get further next time! #24in48

salt. is an incredible collection of poems. Wow. So moving and personal.

TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 Salt is awesome! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Good job!👏🏻 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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😍

Wife I'm not a fan of poetry, but this...😍 2y
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TheAliceEvers
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A beautiful collection of poetry exploring themes of race, ancestry, colonisation, feminism and more! Really gorgeously written! I do recommend for anyone who liked Milk and Honey

TrishB I loved this one 😀 2y
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Mixedreader
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I made it to 2k finally! I was just reading the sparse and gorgeous poetry of Nayirrah Wayeed and then saw this!

CherylDeFranceschi Congrats! 🎉📚🎉 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!🎉📚🎊 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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love this ❤️

Ashley_Nicoletto ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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TheAliceEvers
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Why I love poetry ❤️

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