I am humbled by this review of Versions of the Self. To get this mention from Sheila Hurst on International Women’s Day means a lot to me. I hope everyone takes time today to reflect on ways to improve gender relations. While I use writing to do so, there are many other ways. Every action helps! Happy International Women’s Day xx
To celebrate International Women’s Day, I’d like to share this amazing book by Christy Birmingham with you. I highly recommend it to men and women, to people who love to read poetry and to people who have never read poetry. To everyone who has ever been filled with doubts or regrets, love and joy.
The poems found in Versions of the Selfresonated with me when I read them, and they’re still resonating. There are so many feelings that can be found here, so many relationships, so many selves.
I loved the poems that celebrated freedom and could at times feel my soul soaring along with the words. Then different poems made me stop and think while bringing me back to Earth.
The poem, “Within a Few Feet,” shows the regrets that hold us back and keep us earthbound, all while freedom is only a few feet away in the form of…
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