Spotlight: S*PeRM**K*T (1992) by Harryette Mullen

A year ago, I had never heard of Harryette Mullen. I suppose I hadn't heard of Michael Ondaatje either. I've had the privilege of learning about so many incredible (contemporary) poets recently, and among them is the wonderful Harryette Mullen, who has quickly become one of my favorite poets for the way she twists words … Continue reading Spotlight: S*PeRM**K*T (1992) by Harryette Mullen

Spotlight: Michael Ondaatje and The Cinnamon Peeler (1997)

So I'm currently reading The Cinnamon Peeler (1997), a selection of poems by Michael Ondaatje, and while I've only really been able to read and process a couple of the works, I couldn't not post about him. This wild-haired, Canadian man born in Sri Lanka writes beautifully. The Cinnamon Peeler is a collection of poems written from … Continue reading Spotlight: Michael Ondaatje and The Cinnamon Peeler (1997)

Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “All Eyez On U”

Source From what I've gathered, 8th grade was a rough year for seemingly everybody. I don't ever seem to hear someone saying, "man, 8th grade? Middle school? The best, hands down." That never happens. However, just like everything in life, 8th grade wasn't all bad. There were two major things in the 8th grade that made … Continue reading Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni’s “All Eyez On U”