Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook
This book is a book of poems about real life struggles. Cook talks about her personal life in a very true and moving way. We see her failures, successes, and loss. The way she writes helps the reader experience everything with her. She doesn’t sugarcoat her experiences and that is what makes this book a must read. You see the cold, hard facts. The one thing I found extremely interesting is that she also includes songs to go along with her poetry. So you can read the poem and listen to the song that caused her to remember the time that brought her happiness or grief. Another cool thing is the book has a cassette tap on the front and the back. So the front is side A and it consists of ninety-two poems with songs that go perfectly with them. After you get through those their is side B which she titles “The Remixes.” In The Remixes she takes the same poems from side A but scratches out certain lines to create one to two line poems that cut deeper than before. I say this is a must read not just fo poetry lovers but for anyone who loves to read about real life.
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