LITERATURE

newly untitled (intentionally lowercase)  is a poetry collection of reclamation that reflects on twenty years of the "sticky parts" of life with honesty and sincerity. Though personal, it's an accessible read, exploring culturally collective topics - like abandonment, urban renewal, and spirituality - side-by-side with esoteric matters - like growing older gracefully and enjoying Hip Hop as a mirror of the human experience.  A contemplative collection, newly untitled is an authentic and intentional  slice of Black, urban, feminine life.

newly untitled book cover
newly untitled book cover

Blue cover with text that reads 'newly untitled by Tyauna Bruce' with blue and white sneakers

Testimony sans Tabernacle
Testimony sans Tabernacle

Resting Book Face
Resting Book Face

newly untitled book cover
newly untitled book cover

Blue cover with text that reads 'newly untitled by Tyauna Bruce' with blue and white sneakers

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY:

Poetry that speaks to you

Bruce's works cover all the facets of life in a woman's life: love, loss, family and growth. Her poems are stark and simple but evoke images that are heartbreakingly real. You read a poem and respond, yes, that's exactly right-that's how it is for me, too; I just don't know how to say it so well. The poems are important because the author casts a courageous eye on all the frailties of humanity.” 

 

-Ron

Reviewed in the United States on 06/20/2020