over the moon to share that my first collection of poetry, “songs of youth”, is officially out & available for purchase on amazon!! incredibly moving to hold my poetry in my hands for the first time today.
“songs of youth” is a collection of poems written between the ages of sixteen and twenty. it explores the journey to adulthood through tones of teenage angst, grief and joy. brian molko of placebo, who was the soundtrack to my teenage years and the one who hypnotised me with rawness and alluring born-to-die sadness, once said that, when you are a teenager, you react to the world that surrounds you with great emotionality and intensity, with full heart. he mused that growing older is a process of finding semblances of sanity. this collection aims to illustrate exactly that; it is not written by an adult looking back with maturity, nor tenderness to their early years, but by the teenager who is in the midst of experiencing the turbulent highs and lows of being thrown into life. it explores the beginning of the search for the ‘I’.
paperback: (available in most countries and to roll out in a few more soon!) https://amzn.eu/d/grVyxyZ
note: if you’re using kindle, please lower the text size to minimum to preserve the poetry formatting which is inherently tricky to convert digitally, as the larger fonts create misalignments within the text thank you!!
huge thank you to my dearest friend Holly Robinson, who did me the great honour of gracing me with her talent by creating the cover art of my collection
i have created a new ig account where i will be sharing my poetry, you can find me at: @songs.of.youth
my poetry collection “songs of youth” is #3 on the hot new releases in women’s poetry list on amazon! thank you to everyone who has been ordering & reading it, i am so moved. it has been my childhood dream to have a book of my own and it is very fulfilling to have the dream materialise. the ending stanza of my collection is:
“in the light of sovereignty / my little girl is lovingly held / by my woman”
and it has surely felt like this to have my words published and shared with the world. so grateful.
paperback: (officially available in all the countries enrolled in amazon’s publishing program)
u.k. link: https://amzn.eu/d/0duef5g
just listed the first four here, do message me for the link if you are from another country & are interested in ordering
the gorgeous artwork is by the most talented Holly Robinson
thank you again to anyone reading my words & so much love