by Raina Sparks
"There is love here," says the speaker in "Solstice Song." And there is love in this kaleidoscopic poetry collection, a meditation on the beauty and the traps of modern-day girlhood. There is also anger and sadness, nostalgia and nonchalance. Inspired by the poet's own encounters with politicized femininity, Raina Sparks's debut collection is about growth through human relationships of all kinds, about the interaction with and between the internal masculine and feminine, and about ripening through experience.
POETRY | Paperback | 67 Pages | 2018