Rupi Kaur

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Rupi Kaur. You’ve heard of her. You’ve seen her poetry on Tumblr, Instagram and so many more platforms in artsy movements. Rupi Kaur is the “Queen of Instapoets.” Without knowing a lot about her I was skeptical of the idea of her heavily commercialized poetry. Daughter of two immigrant parents, 25-year-old Rupi Kaur is an […]

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Colosseum: Poetry by Katie Ford

I was asked to read this collection of poetry in college as part of a reflection and connection project in a creative writing class. I fell in love with the way she described the pain behind the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and I recently felt the urge to revisit it. Colosseum by Katie Ford was […]

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My Year Of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh

Feels like: unbridled apathy meets Prozac Nation. Sounds like: “A Plague On Other Boys” by Belle and Sebastian  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Someone standing in line with Otessa Moshfegh at a Starbucks must have said aloud “I’m not sure there’s a novel that sufficiently embraces apathy brought about by woeful depression,” and […]

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Long Black Veil by Jennifer Boylan

Feels like: Opening up a cheesy Hardy Boys book at the library and finding a heartfelt Post Secret postcard. Song pairing: “Mirror” by The Drums 🖤“There was a sadness to her, but then, you don’t get to be a fifty-seven-year-old woman without bearing some sorrow. Really, if there wasn’t any melancholy in your heart by […]

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