It's officially spring, and this May I'm throwing down TWO poetry books for y'all.
Many have read Salt by Nayirrah Waheed already, so I know I'm late to this master piece (we'll see). So if you're in the Club, and have already read Salt then I've given you the option of reading Piano Rats by Franki Elliot. Or if you're a super woke speed reader, you can read both.
Do it, I dare ya. No really, do it because I'm also doing it.
" "What’s it about? It’s about you. Something you said to me five years ago, five days ago, five minutes ago. It’s about sex, honesty, sadness, falling in and out of love, firsts and lasts, awkward moments. It’s my secrets and yours."
Piano Rats is a collection of delectable short stories by a young Los Angeles-based writer who calls herself Franki Elliot." (source: Google Books). She's also lived in Philly, and types poems on stickers with a type writer and puts them everywhere. So obviously I love what she does. - (Amazon Link HERE)
"Waheed has published two books of poetry entitled salt. (2013) and Nejma (2015). Her poetry revolves around the themes of love, identity, race, and feminism, and are categorized by her use of punctuation, lowercase letters, and the brevity of her words. After finding it difficult to first publish salt., Waheed decided to self-publish even though her work was highly criticized at the time. She has since amassed a loyal following on social media, particularly on Instagram, where she currently has over 488,000 followers, and both salt. and nejma have been highly praised by critics and studied in classrooms," (source Wikipedia) - (Amazon Link HERE)