Loved her book.
Highly recommend for a light read, if you‘re reading something along with it that is very deep.
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. ☺️
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. ✨
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
By Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
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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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
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
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.
Also, Nayyirah Waheed's excellent poetry collections are once again FREE on Kindle. They are well worth the read! #dealalert
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.”
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!