Saturday, March 1, 2014

Becoming: The Life and Musings of a Girl Poet

12863352Becoming is a rousing composition of poems about utilizing your God-given talents and gifts in such a way that leads to a life of fulfillment.

Becoming is a wonderful compilation of poetry and prose by Nadia Brown. She writes of connections, questions the way of life, takes notice of the world around her, and revels in the details. Her poetry is inspirational and contemplative. Brown's style flows through each poem yet she varies the visual, including random rhyme and open-ended questions. The diversity of how each poem is presented illustrates the various topics she covers. 

Lovers of poetry will enjoy Brown's collection, though they may not agree with her perspective. She seems to focus on the details of life and religion, desire and hope. Regardless of whether or not readers agree with her words, they do bring focus and elicit internal contemplation. Though I can't include a rating because there's no main character for readers to connect with, I did enjoy Brown's poetry and felt the inspiration her words hold. The prose didn't resonate with me in the same way. I felt like it was more focused on motivation, as if I was signing up for a community presentation. I would have enjoyed them more if they were developed deeper with an essay style. 

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