Poetry Slam Books | Grief/Emotional Growth Spoken Word Poems Collection Launched

Channeling the author’s personal intersectional experiences as a woman of color, the collections illuminate ideas about racial prejudice, geopolitics, late capitalism, mental health, and social justice. They also encourage readers to reflect on what it means to be human and how compassion, empathy, and understanding can heal a complex and divided modern world.

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The release of the new books coincides with National Poetry Month, a US-led arts initiative that encourages broader engagement with one of humanity’s most enduring, emotive, and expressive mediums every April.

Aisha Tariqa’s new semi-autobiographical books, titled ‘Four Years in Chrysalis’ and ‘Acres of Shadow’, tap into the timelessness of poetic expression and long-established traditions of oral storytelling.

Infusing these two expressive legacies, her writing cultivates something distinctly modern. Both her new books showcase her ability to translate her talent as a slam poet into written poetry that balances careful and intricate imagery with the elements of performance and improvisation that define her spoken work.

Intersecting with popular narrative genres like young adult and new adult nonfiction, the collections chart her coming-of-age experiences as a young woman of color struggling with disadvantage and mental health issues in a deeply unequal America.

In tackling these powerful and important issues, both of her newly released books make abundant, playful, and poignant use of rhyme, repetition, improvisation, wordplay, and slang.

Using a distinct style of narrative slam poetry, Aisha Tariqa seeks to take her readers on an emotional journey that will change the way they look at themselves and the world around them.

Aisha Tariqa Abdul Haqq is a strong and distinct new voice in contemporary American poetry. She is passionate about the poetic medium and convinced that works of art and literature can elicit personal growth and foster positive social change.

Avid readers of her work who wish to join her on her poetic journey can do so by following her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @AishaTariqa.

A spokesperson for the poet said, “From disillusionment to devastation, to defiance – Aisha Tariqa’s distinct poetic voice echoes with visceral and raw emotion. Her collections showcase that she is not afraid to be vulnerable and real. Her writing is empowering, uplifting, and truly inspirational.”

More information is available at https://www.aishatariqa.com/landing-page

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