The Must Have Poetry Book You Need
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If you’re looking for some of the best new poetry in Chicago, have we got a recommendation for you. Keli Stewart’s new poetry book, Small Altars, is an absolutely stunning read that you must add to your collection.
Whether you like funny, self-aware poems, or stunning social commentary, there are many types of poetry contained in Stewart’s new work, and there’s something here for everyone. Read on to learn more about the book, and about the author!
About The Poetry Book Small Altars
Small Altars by Keli Stewart is a profound collection of poetry. From autobiographical memoirs to poignant social commentary, this book highlights the struggles and triumphs of a Black woman coming of age, and as a single mother in today’s society.
The poems span the author’s life from her as a girl, awakening to the ways of the world and learning from her ancestors to her struggles with identity and motherhood, to her reflections as a wiser woman looking back on her life. Within all this, we get brilliant glimpses of enlightened social commentary with reflections of and critiques on race, gender, and social class.
Full of humor and sentiment, this book has layers of Stewart’s visceral thoughts and ideas about the world as it stands today, as well as her reflections on how this all came to be.
You can find the book for sale online. It’s an amazing read, so you’ll definitely want to brew yourself a cup of tea some fine afternoon, sit back, and enjoy the ride.
About The Author
Keli Stewart has earned an MFA in Poetry from Chicago State University, as well as a BA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College. She is the Founder and Artistic Director for the Front Porch Arts Center in Chicago’s West Side. She currently lives in the West Side Chicago, Austin community with her two sons.
Stewart’s work has been published in a variety of journals such as Hip Mama, Quiddity, Meridians, On Becoming, and many more. While she has contributed to other books of poetry in the past, such as Becoming: What Makes A Woman, Small Altars is her first solo poetry book, published in 2021.
More Great Poetry
This book makes the perfect gift for any poetry-lovers in your life! If you’re looking for something new to read, with the fresh vitality of a woman facing hardships and finding joy, this book is a great choice.
If you’re looking for more brilliant poets, there’s plenty out there to spark your wonder and imagination. Books of poetry are fun to read in an afternoon, or if you want to go slow, read one poem a day before bed. Or, if you’re looking to write poetry of your own, you can check out these writing prompts to help you get started.
Grab This New Poetry Book and Start Reading
Once you get your hands on Keli Stewart’s new poetry book Small Altars, you won’t want to put it down. This is a must-have book for any poetry-lovers that you need to read.
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