Bookended by movingly hopeful poems, this collection carries the reader into places we may never have been and may hope never to go. But having been there and come through — with the writer — with humor, deep humanity, and an energizing self-acceptance, we’re better for it.
These poems have the music of performance poetry in them and the power of crafted literary work.
We have here a very satisfying and rare merger of talent, humility and valuable life experience. No poem feel flat for me. Every poem invites and rewards multiple readings.
Robins’ second collection exposes a world not often seen or discussed, and adds the unique first hand perspective.
This should be required reading for all.
I read this book in one sitting!
Nina brought us into her life and spread light into so many places so often left in the dark. It was a pleasure to share her perspective.
I work with girls in a community residence and I could relate to each page with the girls I have worked with as well as my own personal experiences.
This was so powerful.