Item description for The Softer Side of Hip Hop: Poetic Reflections on Love, Family, and Relationships by Laura Haskins-bookser...
Overview Features a collection of poems that focus on the emotions, feelings, issues, and harsh realities teenage mothers face.
Largely inspired by one woman's journey from teen pregnancy to adulthood, this collection of poems chronicles struggles, successes, and the emotions brought on by both. Often ostracized by their peers, young mothers will relate to the joys, fears, and transitions depicted on each page. Partly based on experiences of the poet's friends and family, the collection paints startling, vivid portraits of such issues as alcoholism, adultery, and sexual abuse.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher Morning Glory Press
ISBN 1932538836 ISBN13 9781932538830
Availability 0 units.
More About Laura Haskins-bookser
Laura Haskins-Bookser is the author of" Dreams to Reality." She lives in San Diego, California.
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Valuable contribution to contemporary poetry Apr 3, 2008
Written in the vernacular, the themes and the emotion behind these poems are deep, complicated and honest. Beautifully written - many of these poems reached me on a personal level because I am the daughter of a former teen mom. The struggle to find yourself and be a good parent is eloquently and vividly brought to life. I think many young women, teen moms and non-teen moms alike, would enjoy and relate to many of these poems. This is a valuable contribution to contemporary poetry and I highly recommend it.