THE FINAL BOOK OF 2018 IS HERE!
We did it y’all, our 12th book of the year is here and we’re wrapping up with this collection by a local Philadelphian poet! I met Jourdan Blair at an event at La Colombe that my #ToThePolls mural was in. His energy and passion for writing and creating was so clear as we chatted about art and writing. It was that motivation for creating that made it clear me to read his book as the very last book of our year!
A little bit about the book:
“Twenty-First Century War Stories is a creative writing compilation that brings light to the continual warfare of my generation as well as others. The concept of war completely describes the internal struggle that many people are dealing with in this millennium. Many fighting souls are combatting the concepts of love-sickness, rejection, a lack of self-confidence, low self-esteem, addiction, substance abuse, and being misunderstood by the world around them. Many people find themselves dancing with suicidal thoughts, inflicting self-harm, and ultimately surrendering their wonderful spirits to the battles against darkness & temptation. As does happen in modern warfare, many experience post-traumatic symptoms and lives are also lost as a result of the struggle. I have fought this war for many years myself. The stories are accounts of or derived from my personal experience on the battlefield. Through vignettes, short stories, memoirs, and poetry, the compilation shares some of the most personal records of my own battles – the same battles that many other beautiful souls are fighting. It is a walk through what has been my respective journey as I share my own struggles and my connection to natural phenomena during war times. In the greatest war of this century, the heart is the battlefield,” (Amazon).
The author has a website you can check out, click the link below