I've never really talked about my love of poetry, but it's really always been there. I write down all my feelings, however angsty and teenage they seem. I've studied everything from Dickinson to Angelou, and in music, I fall in love more deeply with the lyrics than the beat. But nothing has touched me quite like Nayyirah Waheed's salt.
Nayyirah Waheed writes for minimalists. Even the nearly blank white cover attests that.
salt. is full of short, easy to digest, poems that tackle everything from identity and religion to government and racism.
Don't be fooled by their size: these are miniature works of art.
I recommend this to everyone - especially women, and especially women of color. If you love a woman of color, you probably need it even more. And this weekend, to celebrate 2 years of being on bookshelves, it's free on Kindle.
Images courtesy @nayyirah.waheed.