We always like to highlight our writers whenever we get the chance. And since it’s World Poetry Day, we’re here to shout about some of our MWW poets! Check out their books below, and support them in whatever way you can.
What to Read on World Poetry Day
What Blooms from Rain by Sarah Reilly
“While most poetry collections have a cohesive theme, mine is a bit eclectic. What Blooms from Rain isn’t a themed collection of nature and flowers, rain and sunshine. It is instead a collection of hope. A journey I’ve taken from constant negativity toward a more hopeful and encouraging outlook.”
Sarah Reilly is an author and poet who doesn’t box herself into one genre. She enjoys writing everything from thrillers to women’s fiction to juvenile fiction fairy tales. She is a retired middle school English and Language Art teacher who now writes and edits for fun!
A Kudzu Vine of Blood and Bone by Tristan Tuttle
“A Kudzu Vine of Blood and Bone is Tristan Tuttle’s debut poetry collection that takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery through motherhood, nature, and the spirituality that binds it all together. Weaving memoir into poetry, Tristan moves from quiet moments in the pine thickets to wild adventure in the Gulf of Mexico and discovers that ‘any dirt is fertile ground when you know what you’re made of.’”
Tristan Tuttle is a writer and poet who hails from north Georgia where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Her poetry often includes themes of motherhood, spirituality, and nature. In addition to this poetry book, you can find videos and voiceovers of her poetry on her Instagram @tristantuttle or under #tristaintuttlewrites.
The Magic of My Skin & Emotional Rollercoaster by Danielle Jackson
The Magic of My Skin: “Take a dive into a poetry collection that touches on the reality of the stereotypes and struggles that young girls and women of color face. Enjoy as you view how we embrace our pain and turn it into our beauty.”
Emotional Rollercoaster is a poetry collection that explores different facets of human emotions, such as grief, love, and loss. It’s “guaranteed to take you on an emotional rollercoaster.”
Window to My Soul by Katherine H. Brown
Katherine Brown’s collection of poetry, Window to My Soul, is a heartfelt expression of love, grief, and motherhood.
The River That Ate All The Rivers by Kelsi Rose
“This book is about coming up for air when you feel like you are drowning. This book is about healing a wound you thought could not heal.”
A Pennsylvania native, Kelsi Rose has published several poetry collections, including Sparrow, Paperback Wings and Patchwork Eyes, and 25 Vibes. Her poetry has also been featured in ten anthologies. She’s currently working toward a Master’s degree while she writes her next book.
All The Ways I Loved You by C.R. Fitzgerald
“All The Ways I Loved You is the author’s debut poetry collection about a love that changed her life forever. The book is divided into four parts; exploring the beginning of a blossoming romance, the passion that follows, absolute devastation when things fall apart, and the beauty in reclaiming your life.”
Cora R. Fitzgerald is a poet and author of historical fiction. A mental health advocate, she believes that healing begins by exploring and confronting your trauma.
wellspring by Kaighla Rises
“wellspring is a poetic journey following one woman’s quest to reconnect with her own internal source of joy, peace, and purpose. As Kaighla leads us through her divorce, grief, rebound, and recovery process, she shows readers how to empower themselves to find their own wellsprings of hope and meaning.”
In addition to her poetry collection, Kaighla Rises is the Pushcart Prize Nominee and award-winning author of Evryn, The Light. Her work has been published in several magazines and anthologies, and she was the Featured Poet in the 2022 inaugural issue of Hyssop + Laurel Magazine.
Letters for Dead Lovers by Jessica Blandford
“Letters for Dead Lovers is about the embrace and betrayal of love and represents the known and unknown buried deep within intimate relationships. It is a confrontation of pain and loss so that the path to self-recognition can begin. Inspired by events all too common, it offers insight into the darker side of humanity by asking simply, ‘who do we hurt the ones we love most?’”
A recent graduate of Queens University, Jessica Blandford holds a MFA in fiction and poetry. Her work, which often centers on the modern female perspective, has appeared in Marathon, Honey Fire, and Display Magazine, among others. She currently teaches English at Grand Rapids Community College.
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About the Writer: Brigid Levi is a freelance writer and editor based in the Philadelphia area. She has three children, a husband-child, and a dog. When she’s not freelancing or working on her own writing, Brigid can be found under all the blankets with coffee, tea, or wine (depending on the time of day) and a sweeping historical fiction novel. She hopes to publish her YA fantasy/adventure novel in the near future! Find out more about Brigid on her website.
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