Yolanda A. Reid

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Yolanda A. Reid is the author of THE HONEYEATER, a contemporary women's novel about love, heartbreak and betrayal. Her first novel is PORRIDGE & CUCU: MY CHILDHOOD—-a young adult novel about a young girl growing up in Panama and New York. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in literary journals and e-zines such as “Women Writers: An E-zine,” “Starlight Poets” (Starlight Press), "Mysteries of the Lyric World," and others. She writes frequently about books, writers, and authors. Her current and most recent blog is Y Reid Books? at www.yreidbooks.blogspot.com. Her debut collection of poems, SONNETS TO THE JAPIM BIRD, is scheduled for release in summer 2017. She lives and writes in the USA.

THE LIFE AND POETRY OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING


After years of reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry, what I find most astonishing about her is her intellectual brilliance.  In a time when women were neither allowed to attend university, nor encouraged to read classical literature, she was extraordinarily well-read, even by modern standards. She wrote her first poem at age four.  By the time she was aged ten, she'd read widely in world... Read more of this blog post »
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Porridge and Cucu: My Child...

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THE HONEYEATER

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I re-read these poems after many years and, for the most part, they still retain their lyric beauty. In my most recent blogpost about EBB's life and poetry, I reveal my favorite sonnets of the bunch. EBB was a woman for the ages.

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Described as a "sonnet novella" by its publisher, MORE SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE is the love story of a middle-aged woman and her married ex-lover from college. In the very first sonnet, entitled "I am a Sensible
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" SONNET (II)

When my spirit flies to your spirit, we two
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This is a beautiful and poignant memoir (co-authored with Christine Matthieu, an anthropologist). I'd never heard of the Moso people and their matrilineal culture--with unusual customs and disbelief in marriage. So I thought this was a book I could n
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“Ghosts are not what I remember of my childhood; but somehow they
infuse memories of myself as a child, the little girl in a storybook, with
ghosts hovering around her.”
Yolanda A. Reid, Porridge and Cucu: My Childhood

“THE HONEYEATER story was mesmerizing: the story took hold of me and I felt compelled to write it. I was also inspired by a few female authors (among them, Doris Lessing and Isabel Allende) I've admired over the years--women who preceded me and who gave me the courage to even begin.”
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“I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“Yet what keeps me from dissolving right now into a complete fairy-tale shimmer is this solid truth, a truth which has veritably built my bones over the last few years--I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue.”
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“Ghosts are not what I remember of my childhood; but somehow they
infuse memories of myself as a child, the little girl in a storybook, with
ghosts hovering around her.”
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“We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.”
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“THE HONEYEATER story was mesmerizing: the story took hold of me and I felt compelled to write it. I was also inspired by a few female authors (among them, Doris Lessing and Isabel Allende) I've admired over the years--women who preceded me and who gave me the courage to even begin.”
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