Versions of the Self

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

Sheila Hurst

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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47 thoughts on “Versions of the Self

  1. Alessandro Tinchini

    I just read the review and left a comment there. Congratulations, I’m looking forward to reading your book. And thanks for the follow.

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  2. Ste J

    Another fine review and overwhelmingly positive as usual which really shows you hit all the right notes and both sexes appreciate your writings. Fantastic book and blog my friend.

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  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    Wonderful review and well deserved too Christy.. So lovely to be back here too, as I catch up with what you have been up to. Much Love to you.. 🙂 And I loved your recent visits too xxx ❤ Love and Hugs Sue xxx

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  4. tessa

    Congrats Chris! You deserve all the great words coming your way. There is a saying: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”… you are definitely a rainbow. Thanks for sharing your special spirit so openly. Big Hugs!

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  5. Carolee Croft

    It always feels good to get a glowing review! Looking forward to reading Versions of the Self.. It’s one of the books I’ve been meaning to read for a while and give them the attention they deserve. I’m working full time now but will have a few weeks’ break in April, a good chunk of which will be spent reading.


  6. Sageleaf

    A significant day for an awesome review! Congrats! Congrats on this whole compilation of incredible work. You truly are an inspiration and it’s just awesome to see you soaring. Keep up the awesome work! xo

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