Book Review. The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland by Angela Youngman.

TDSOAIW had two parts. The first part was about the writer of Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, or as his real name was Charles Dodgson. If you are familiar with him already, this part you might skim. Angela Youngman then tells us about the relationships that Dodgson had with young girls - and the questions … Continue reading Book Review. The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland by Angela Youngman.

Book Review. Ache by Scarlett Ward.

‘a seashell in a car door’ i love little phrases like this that evoke nostalgia for me. Love is written about in a way that feels new in Ache. i liked the poems of being outside, like a breath of fresh air. i think Ache is a great debut collection of poetry from Scarlett Ward … Continue reading Book Review. Ache by Scarlett Ward.

Book Review. Small Ghost by Trista Mateer Illustrated by Lauren Zaknoun

Small Ghost by Trista Mateer helped my depression brain. It validated how I felt. In parts, it reads off too - like when you’re feeling depressed and nothing feels right. There are a few hopeful poems too, a reminder that feeling like shit does not last forever. It comes and goes. ★★★★★ she can’t remember … Continue reading Book Review. Small Ghost by Trista Mateer Illustrated by Lauren Zaknoun

Be Wild, Be Free by Amber Fossey

I rarely buy books new. if I do, then I am throwing all caution to the wind. Especially hardbacks. I had to make an exception for this book. I don’t know if you follow Amber Fossey on Instagram @zeppelinmoon but her drawings and art and poetry do not fail to put a smile on my … Continue reading Be Wild, Be Free by Amber Fossey

Quiet people still have a lot going on in their heads, if not more so.

Aren’t I good enough? God knows, I try And I thought I knew                               But now I do I am not loved          Nor liked I am not a person         But food For the sharks Some words from a poem I wrote a long time ago. This poem is painful to read, partly because … Continue reading Quiet people still have a lot going on in their heads, if not more so.