This is my second copy, the first went as a gift to my daughter. This time, for me, was as dynamic and moving as every time I read Tanya's powerful words. I've highlighted and notated so many poems for people who just fit that perfectly imperfect being that is conjured with each line. This is an inspiring book, so timely in the need of this world to be held with loving arms from the broken ones who really are stronger underneath the cracks. This won't be the last one I purchase, I want to share it with the world.
Great poetry is something more than words: the flow, the language, the music all come to together to somehow communicate with the spirit. It's a temperamental art and difficult to maintain. I bought Tanya's book having read a piece of poetry online and been touched in the heart by it. This book is beautiful- it can reach in and find those pieces of you that you keep hidden; the hurts, the tangled joys, the still cherished dreams, the pain at having made yourself small..For those who wish to be fearless, to find themselves again, to bring their dreams to light, to acknowledge and heal hurts..read this book..and for those who dream of poetry made fresh again, you have found it.
The way Tanya both bares & celebrates herself while simultaneously asking, encouraging & gently + firmly nudging you to do the same is unique, phenomenal & addictive. It is truly a gift within a gift. Do yourself - & others - a favour, get this book for you or a gift. - & make sure you set enough time aside to read it in one sitting, you will want to.