I love rummaging and finding gems at charity bookshops. This book haul is from one of the first bookshops I ever went to - The Red Cross Bookshop in my local town - maybe I'll give you a tour if you guys want a more in-depth look? For now I have the spoils of my … Continue reading A charity book haul
Here's a poem I wrote about being nice. Don't get me wrong being a decent person is great, being kind, altruistic and loving are attributes I always aim to met. However allowing your self-worth to be crushed by constantly trying to please everyone else can be extremely demeaning, this something I've found to be particularly … Continue reading A poem: Putbackable
'She's sleet and granite/ Space rock shattering the planet' - Hold Your Own. How badass is that quote? I've been away for a long time adulting and I'm going to be honest it's been really, really tough going in May and June. I've decided it was high time to return to my one true love, … Continue reading Kate Tempest |Two Mini Reviews!
Citizen by Claudia Rankine is defiant, affirming and relevant. Read it to understand that oppression has never been as black and white. This is a book that will make you want to be heard and seen. In this collection Rankine assesses microaggressions and oppression-fuelled assassinations of character that follow black people around in America and abroad. … Continue reading #10 Citizen: An American Lyric | A good book and a cup of tea
This is a slam poem I dreamt up on my walk to work walking by the mother with red hair who I always pass at the cash and carry and all the other commuters I see regularly...except Monday was a bad health day. I can be hesitant publishing what I write when it's this personal … Continue reading A poem