A compelling and dark look into sometimes controversial subject matter that ranges from sex, drugs, & Rock and Roll, to eating disorders, love, and relationships. Blackman uses her poetry to sting the reader into submission with her bruising but always memorable words.
I initially read this book many years ago, and it had very different meaning to me then than it does now. With a greater amount of emotional baggage and probably a heightened levels of maturity, many of her pieces have new meaning to me than they once did. The "wah wah wah" days of adolescent complaining have been replaced with new issues to overcome, causing 'old favorite' poems to become more "eh", and poems that were once unclear in meaning to become burning re-caps of battles I've faced in my own life!
For those who haven't read this in a while, it may be worth a second (or third or fourth) read.