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#SummerReadingProgram Book 5: Afterlife by Melissa Jennings

Rating: Four out of five stars I finished this book minutes before the local Summer Reading Program ended. I didn’t reach the goal of six books, but I read five books just the same. The fifth book is Afterlife, a collection of poetry by Melissa Jennings. This chapbook is a small collection of poems about… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 5: Afterlife by Melissa Jennings

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#SummerReadingProgram Book 4: Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson

Rating: Five out of five stars I found this book while on a random trip to the bookstore. I entered with no intention of buying anything, and left with a treasure. Emily Dickinson has always been my favorite poet. Her rhythm and imagery captured my soul since I read her work as a child. I… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 4: Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson

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#SummerReadingProgram Book 3: Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

Rating:¬†3 out of 5 stars Contemporary poetry intrigues me. It’s either a hit or miss. As a writer of contemporary poetry, I love getting my hands on any such collection.¬†Sometimes, contemporary poetry is raw and full of straightforward passion. Other times, such poetry is vague with simple rhyme that leaves a taste in my mouth.… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 3: Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav