#cbr11bingo #TwoHeadsareBetterThanOne Fat Girl Finishing School by Rachel Wiley came before the poetry collection, Nothing is Okay. And I am glad that I read that one first, as Fat Girl, in several ways, was not as strong. As much as I love Wiley, the themes are consistent, therefore, you know they style after reading (or listening) a handful of poems. That is not to say they are all not amazing, they are. Wiley knows how to twist a phrase around on itself and punch you. The good thing about Fat Girl is, while a few poems would be repeated later, […]
In which Siege tracks down some older work by a new favorite poet, with mixed reviews. Important takeaway: Buy Rachel Wiley’s books so she can give up her day job to spend her time writing amazing poems and touring the country performing them for people.
In which Siege has an early contender for her favorite book/poet of the year.
WOW! WOW! WOW! I seriously could write WOW 250 times and that would be my review. You will love some of these poems and hate others. And others still you will be WTF?!?! Nothing is Okay by Rachel Wiley is one of those poetry books that you hope will be good after hearing one or two of her readings knowing that, yes of course, Facebook is going to highlight the “strong” poems, the “good” ones, the ones that will tease and make you drool for more. Then you get the book and Nada. Zip. Zilch. Like a movie promoted too […]