Author: Renaada Williams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Becoming is a collection of short poems by Renaada Williams. The poetry she’s written has themes of heartbreak, mental health issues, being a person of color in America, feminism, and self-love. I can resonate with some of the poems, and I had a few favorites as well. I liked how she broke up the poems into different sections. I’m a huge fan of these types of poems. When I worked in a bookstore they used to shelve them into ‘internet poetry’. It was a fast read so you can definitely finish it in half an hour or less. I felt and understood every poem. Below are 4 of my faves from the different sections in the book.
how easily the monster in my head
can cuddle me
while laying in bed
I know what hands clenched to the chest
from crying all night feels like
and I think you do too
Being Colored in America:
I just want to live in a world
that I’m not afraid
to be alive in
have to stop customizing yourself
to fit someone who doesn’t even deserve
Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.