Check out these five light poetry books for the month of February.
Your Soul is A River by Nikita Gill
First on our list is a book by Nikita Gill. Gill is a poet, playwright, and artist who lives by the woods in the south of England. Gill has written and curated six collections of poetry, including Your Soul is a River. Published in 2016, the book is a collection of poems that talks about the journey of healing from trauma and becoming whole again. In this work, Nikita Gill shares her inner thoughts and emotions about a variety of topics such as self-reflection, self-acceptance, love, life, and loss. Your Soul is a River is divided into eight outstanding chapters. Each section tackles the human condition and what it means to be a part of this vast universe. The author recommends that the book be read underneath the stars.
Trini: My Life of Poems by Trinidad Rodriguez
Published in 2015, Trini: My Life of Poems is a collection of works by Trinidad Rodriguez. In this remarkable heartwarming book, Rodriguez shares her journey as a single mother, a dreamer, an achiever, and an artist. One of the poems, Woman Know Thy Limit, is a fascinating poem from Trinidad Rodriguez’s heart, which tackles her struggle and victory as a woman. Trinidad’s poems are short and light and bring home the message to every reader. Trini: My Life of Poems celebrates single moms’ power and resilience and all women worldwide. Each chapter in the book is written with passion and honesty. Despite the emotions that the poems carry, readers will find Rodriguez’s choice of words easy to absorb and will leave an impression long after you’re done with the book. This is a magnificent book that all women and mothers should at least read once in their lifetime.
The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Amanda Lovelace is among the younger generation of poets that making waves in the past few years. Her 2016 work The Princess Saves Herself in This One is well received by fans. The book is the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry (2016) and is a USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller. The Princess Saves Herself in This One is divided into four chapters: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections of the book chronicle Amanda Lovelace’s life and her journeys, while the final section serves as her note to the reader. The Princess Saves Herself in This One explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration. Amanda Lovelace’s debut is one enchanting literary masterpiece.
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Published more than thirty-five years ago, A Light in the Attic by American poet and children’s book author Shel Silverstein remains among the most celebrated collection of poems. A Light in the Attic features some unforgettable characters such as Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire, Broiled Face, Somebody, Quick Digesting Gink, and other characters that include ghosts, pirates, and other animals. A Light in the Attic is like one full mega circus. In 2009, a special edition with additional poems was released. Illustrations done by Shel Silverstein accompanies the poems in the book. Other famous collections by Silverstein are The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Yesterday I was the Moon by Noor Unnahar
Noor Unnahar is a Pakistani poet and artist. Her works include tactile collage, photography, and hand-written text displaying themes of hope, home, self-love, culture, acceptance, and survival. In 2017, she released the poetry book Yesterday I was the Moon. The book contains Unnahar’s works about her personal journey starting from teenager to adulthood. Love and emotional loss, the catharsis of creating art, and the struggle to find one’s identity and expression are just some of the themes readers will find in this rich and engaging masterpiece. Yesterday I was the Moon, is one of the recently published books that’s gaining fandom on Instagram and other blog sites. It’s a heartwarming collection that is sincerely worth reading.