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This summer I am working on the compilation of my third chapbook, Mercury in Retrograde… But the Rent Still Due: A Collection of Black Girl Poems and Stories by Whiskey Girl.
 
I love the cheeky title of this book and I’m excited for the opportunity to include some of my lighter pieces into this collection. It is my hope to present to the reader a very grounded and realistic view of my personal black girl experience. I have never been one to care too much about astrology, it is in my nature to focus on the here and now of life and to make the effort to stay grounded in my own reality.
 
If life is throwing me lemons I can’t blame the moon. Sometimes the rent is due because it’s the first of the month, break ups occur when relationships have run their course and people die because they were hit by a bus. I never look to symbols in the sky, I play with the cards life has dealt me. I believe that the universe’s personal message to me has nothing to do with how the stars and planets align. The universe is telling me that no matter what chaos comes my way I need to handle my business, pay my bills and LIVE!
 
Divided into three sections–short stories, micro poetry, and spoken word pieces– this book will be one of my largest projects to date. Stay tuned to this page for developing details, and if you want to keep up with my other projects please feel free to subscribe!
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Medicate. is dear to my heart just as Trigger was. It is raw and emotional and draws from my own personal experiences and perceptions. I truly believe that most of us on this earth suffer from mental health issues at one time or another, we are just resourceful creatures and have found ways to self-medicate. This book explores just a few of those ways; touching on substance abuse, over eating, losing yourself in others, the Internet, religion (and so much more!) in a way I hope it is relatable and sheds light on a growing issue across the world. Whether you laugh a bit or cry I do hope the book provokes you to some genuine emotion.

 

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Trigger is a collection of poetry and prose that tells the story of unraveling heartbreak. Many suffer from depression as a result of a chemical imbalance, but others suffer as a result of seemingly minor disappointments or life events that can serve as its trigger. This book talks of love and loss of identity and the violent implosion it may cause that has the power to forever alter an identity.
 
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In addition to pouring my heart into this work, I was able to enlist my favorite painter Traci L. Turner the AMAZINGLY talented artist behind the compelling artwork to the cover of Trigger, as well as the layout. Please visit her website to find out more about her and visit her store to purchase original art for your home or workspace! 

www.tracilturner.com

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“Your words moved me last night! I’m obsessed with your book and have already read a few lines to co-workers. Keep doing what you’re doing” ~Rosemary

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