I read every book written in verse that I can find because most of the time I adore them. They also aren't really marketed as a genre; I've never seen a section in a bookstore dedicated to verse books, so whenever I stumble upon once I get excited.
Punching the Air tells the story of a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. It's a story about racism as well as finding your passion, that thing that gets you through each day, no matter how difficult the day. For Amal Shahid, that's poetry and art.
Tarriona "Tank" Ball is a slam poet and a Grammy-Nominated recording artist with her band "Tank and the Bangas." I had never heard of Tank before reading her debut poetry collection, so, naturally, after finishing her collection, I looked into her music, and she's an amazing singer!
Abby's poems "crimson thoughts" and "Small Hands, Bad Back" were recently published by Across the Margin. Read them by clicking here or following the link below. https://acrossthemargin.com/two-poems-by-abby-n-lewis/
Abby N. Lewis's poem "Vital Dance" is set to music by composer Dale Trumbore.
Abby's poem "Picture it" was just published by Red Eft Review. Read it here. You can also read her second poem, "Rainelle, West Virginia," here.
Two of Abby's poems, "Palm Up, Fingers Curled" and "Prisoner," can be read in the latest issue of The Crambo.
Exciting news! Abby has a chapbook forthcoming from Finishing Line Press titled This Fluid Journey, and it is now available for preorder. TFJ is a coming of age story for women, from the happy days of childhood and sunshine to the fear and anxiety of the college days. Poet Jessie Graves writes, "Abby N. Lewis is…
Abby's poem "Smoke Break Outside Swann's Chapel Church" was just featured as the daily poem for Sunday, May 6, on Red Eft Review.
A wonderful review of Abby's poetry collection Reticent can be read via this link. Here's a taste of some of the nice things Diana Iozzia had to say about the book: Abby’s poetry deserves a nice cup of tea, a seat on a bench by a beautiful lake, and a nice sun in the sky. I…