Aisha Munir (known as A.Munir) is a talented writer, and the vocabulary and emotion displayed in 'Curing My Venom' is powerful, let down only by a few forced rhymes and the irrelevancy of 'Denial'. As a quick summation of the book then: Curing My Venom is structured along the 5 stages of Grief. I get … Continue reading Curing My Venom – A. Munir | Book Review
Recently, I had the chance to receive a copy of Savannah Slone's debut poetry collection 'Hearing The Underwater' in exchange for a review. I have to be honest, at times I have a little trepidation, the poetry world is becoming so saturated that you have as much chance at finding something a bit rubbish, as … Continue reading Hearing The Underwater – Savannah Slone | Book Review
Robert Frost once said, "A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness" which is quite possibly one of my favourite quotes about poetry. Hannah Murray, a poet from the South of England, who posts poetry and photography on Instagram, and whose following is quickly growing, echoes Frost's … Continue reading Untangling Roots – Hannah Murray| A Book Review
For many of us, we begin our lives believing that the only way to succeed will be at the hands of someone else. We are almost conditioned to think that we do not have the ability, or the skills to hold our future in our own hands. I grew up admiring publishing houses, and large … Continue reading Why I’m Self-Publishing Again | Writing Advice
"written from a more positive standpoint but still punches an incredibly fervent emotional punch"
As I write this, it is 14:50 on the 23rd August 2018. What that means is that in under 2 days, my first poetry and prose collection will be available to buy on Amazon! Last year, my life was a little confusing. I was writing poetry on my Instagram every day, as normal. Yet this … Continue reading Whispers To The World; 1 Day To Go.
As of 6pm today, I put up a photo on my Instagram (@liamxavier95) that I would be self-publishing a book late this year. Truth is I have been planning this for a long time now, working out the logistics of this, chasing down research over whether I wanted it to be traditionally published or self published, and after much deliberation and trepidation, I have set my self organised deadlines and dates, and now we are starting!