Poetry Book Reviews

Ariel

Ariel is Sylvia Plath’s swansong, a final act of revenge for her husband’s infidelity and her reckoning with the world. This has been my first experience with Plath’s work and my goodness what a powerhouse! I didn’t know much about her before I picked up this book but I was blown away by her talent. What I loved most about …

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Memoir Book Reviews

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

What blows my mind about this book is how incredibly readable and accessible it is, considering the fact that it was written over a century ago. Frederick Douglass was a fugitive slave and a prominent leader of the abolitionist movement. While in captivity, Douglass worked hard to teach himself how to read and write, viewing literacy and an education as …

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