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From the Depths of Darkness: A Collection of Dark Poetry Left in the Light

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Published February 19th 2019 by QuillInInk Press
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Christina Bergling
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have never been an exceptional consumer of poetry. However, when the poetry is done well, when it is emotionally evocative and beautifully constructed, it does not take an experienced consumer to appreciate it. From the Depths of Darkness reads this way to me. I don't have to understand poetry to be affected by its words. The poems navigate through beautiful imagery and deeply emotional trauma. The poems moved me. They create a journey fully worth taking with Ronkainen. ...more
Ben Ditmars
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“What you find buried in warm sweet water / swirling and inviting stays with you / long after tea cups have dried”

Immediately this book catches your eye. It’s like looking into a beautiful sunset. The cover, the illustration is on another level. And the words cut deeper. Death and tragedy blend with stories of surviving the impossible. I was blown away. From the Depths of Darkness is the kind of poetry that will change the world.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Vivian Zems
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book from the start. Khaya writes with passion on a very difficult subject. The plight of migrants crossing treacherous seas- for instance. I loved that her poetry is extremely sophisticated. I have several favourites- but overall I'm glad I bought this, because there are several pieces that are so visceral- they cry out to be devoured repeatedly. ...more
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Khaya Ronkainen is a South African-born writer, poet and creative entrepreneur. Her work is largely inspired by nature. But she also often examines duality of an immigrant life, cultural identity, intercultural communication and relations among immigrants.

She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Seasons Defined and From the Depth of Darkness, published through her small imprint, QuillInInk Pres

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