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As a writer and performer, Nina has the incredible ability to submerge you entirely in her work.

her work is blood red truthful, powerful,
and often uncomfortable.


She is one of two of the bravest and articulate poet/performers that have ever read for Calling All Poets in our eighteen years.


Mike Jurkovic

President, Calling All Poets Series

Few Poets and Writers artists have connected with the depth that Nina Belén Robins has.

She made us see the everyday in a fresh way and took on edgy topics that had deep personal meaning for all.


There was much laughter and many touching moments. She left the stage with students wanting more poetry and being inspired to write their own.

Christine Timm, Ph.D.

Professor of English and Producer, Poets and writers.

Nina is one of society’s underdogs, who can do extraordinary things with her words.

She is wickedly entertaining with the ability to make you laugh out loud and pull on your heart strings.

jersey city slam slammasters

City, State

When it comes to being creative with humor, Nina becomes a magician for her reader.


You never can expect or predict where her punchline is headed until it lands leaving you amazed


and rereading her work to try and see how she pulled it off with such ease.

Omar Holman

Co-founder, Black Nerd Problems

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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.

Elizabeth Gordon


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.

Deb Klein


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.



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