Blood Sugar, Nicole Blackman
This is the second time I've read this book straight through, cover to cover. I have, in between, picked it up and read a poem here and there. This collection of poems and essays really, really touched a nerve in me when I read it the first time a couple years ago. I find it still very affecting, but it seems less raw and painful now. Blackman covers rightgeous anger, romantic angst, emotional trauma and suffering, eating disorders, family relations and that general feeling that you are just crazy even when you feel like you're just trying your hardest go through life normally. I can only speak for myself, but think there's a poem or spoken word piece in here for everyone, though it strikes hardest at experiences of young, urban women. Currently my favorite poem in the book is Drown.