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    Rupi Kaur

    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…

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    Gun Love by Jennifer Clement

    Gun Love is all dark mud and opalescent poetry, rife with racketeering and heart. Song Pairing: “Heaven is a Place” by Amber Run Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Gun Love is what happens if the Gilmore Girls became a…

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    Vox by Christina Dalcher

    Vox is another in a long line of feminist think-pieces documenting the subtle rise of a dystopian patriarchy. Song Pairing: “A Vision That’s Changed” by Malena Zavala Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist SYNOPSIS Dr. Jean is a celebrated linguistic…

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    The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

    Please note that this book has a trigger warning for anyone sensitive to rape, incest, abuse, substance abuse, and violence. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles…

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    Thornhill by Pam Smy

    Feels Like: Stephen King’s Carrie character was sent to boarding school and is still getting bullied. Step into the world, past and present, of Thornhill Institute. Told in letters from an orphan, Mary, living at Thornhill in the 80’s and…

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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…