Eat, which is probably my favorite poem of the collection, focuses on what recovery from an eating disorder looks like. This is just such a raw, beautiful, wonderfully-written book and I adore every piece of poetry in this collection. There are poems about eating disorders, sexual assault, recovery, feminism, sexual orientation, heartbreak along with so many other topics. I'm always a fan of feminist poetry, it lives me feeling amazing. Her work has been published or featured by The Huffington Post, Ashton Kutcher, A-Plus, Write Bloody, EverydayFeminism, Button Poetry, Chicago Literati, Banango Street, and Wicked Blythe Baird is a 19-year-old actress, poet, and feminist. I'm so so happy that I finally got to read this. Trying diets we found on the internet: menthol cigarettes, eating in front of a mirror, donating blood.
How dare you try to burn it to the ground? How can you possibly love something that looks just like you do? Blythe Baird talks so openly and honestly about sexual assault, feminism, eating disorders, and sexuality, most of which I've dealt a lot with as well. Often accompanied by his fellow movers, Jordan's live show is a one-of-a-kind experience. I have trouble finding poetry that resonates with me, and I tend to not like modern day poetry. And I said No, I just want to see it. Being there taught me to be my most authentic self, and that my experiences as a young person were not insignificant. I adore her usage of metaphors and her writing style is just so gorgeous. I have never found them to work in any collection, and I was not a fan here.
I think we need more honest, vulnerable, and feminist voices in poetry like hers. Commandments from a voice both soft and powerful. I love Blythe Baird's blunt, honest voice and her amazing truths about being female. Nick Jordan is a Minneapolis-based singer, songwriter, producer, and mover. I've heard several of her spoken poems and I was worried that I would think she was better at delivering her poems verbally than through just the writing, but it shines both ways.
Reading this book felt like a mixture of reading into my own soul and talking with one of those friends that just really gets you. She has performed at many colleges and universities such as Macalester, Augsburg, Hamline, and the University of Minnesota, has been fortunate enough to share stages with poets like Danez Smith, Guante, Sierra DeMulder, and more. Most notably to date is her recent appearance in the blockbuster film Divergent. This collection is beautiful in the way a forest fire is beautiful. Her work has been published or featured by The Huffington Post, Write Bloody, Everyday Feminism, Button Poetry, Chicago Literati, Banango Street, and Wicked Banshee, among others. However, when I went to save it my Internet connection failed me. I would definitely recommend reading this book in the order t This was a beautiful collection of poems.
I used to be proud when I was cold in a warm room. My Fear for the First Woman President pretty much tells the story of the poem in the title, and I have to admit that I have many of the same fears about this that she does. Her work has been published or featured by The Huffington Post, Ashton Kutcher, A-Plus, Write Bloody, EverydayFeminism, Button Poetry, Chicago Literati, Banango Street, and Wicked Banshee, among others. I want to stand up, but if I do, whose coffee table silence will these boys rest their feet on? Baird manages to capture the emotion of these subjects so well without them feeling at all contrived. I do not know if it is possible to do both at the same time. Baird is also a master of exploring and eviscerating rape culture and misogyny in her poems.
I rarely sit down with the intention of writing a poem. This poetry collection is amazing. Let us make this easier for you to hear than it is for us to live. I wrote a very eloquent, long review about how much I enjoyed Give Me a God I Can Relate To. She graduated from Hamline University in 2018 with dual degrees in Creative Writing and Women's Studies. Blythe Baird is a 19-year-old actress, poet, and feminist.
I started writing every day and using Tumblr as a platform to post my work during national poetry month. In conversation with Minnesota novelist Peter Geye. Wanting to die is not the same as wanting to come home. I want to stand up, but if I do, what if someone takes my spot? From there on out, I started taking recovery seriously. When I do not give in, she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping and sad.
My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter chocolate chip bagel. When she asks, How can you possibly love something that looks just like you do? You should be reading Blythe Baird if you aren't already. Not obsessed with being empty but afraid of being full. Our goal with article comments is to provide a space for civil, informative and constructive conversations. Does it scream or whisper? Button Poetry will publish it if I'm not mistaken and if that's not an entirely new book of hers they'll publish so not 100% sure.