Love and Ink

Poetry - General
76 Pages
Reviewed on 11/13/2014
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Author Biography

Kiana Donae is Michigan born and raised. She moved to Tennessee in high school and after she stayed because she met her now husband and fell in love. She now resides with her family in a small town near Grand Rapids, MI. She started writing poetry in elementary because her mom wrote poetry, however as she got older she found that the pen was therapeutic. Writing became her place of solace where she could go and release her emotions safely.

She hid her poetry for most of her adolescent & young teen life and even when she started sharing some poems, the really personal ones she still kept to herself. It wasn't until after getting married and having kids that she decided she was ready to share her writings with the world.

Many of her poems are true life based, and others are the stories/inspiration told to her pen as she views the lives of those around her and the lives of those in the world today. She is truthful with her pen, and you will find that her poems touch on many taboo subjects, such as rape, abuse, etc.

It's been said that her poems possess a melodic rhythm and that they are thought provoking, powerful, and bold.

Her first collection, Love and Ink, is only the beginning, as she is always observing the world and her life for more inspiration. ~Stay Tuned to this Author~

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Love and Ink by Kiana Donae is a collection of poems that reveals the personal and intimate view of the author on life, loss, love, virtue and many other emotions. It speaks directly to readers without any shortcuts. The emotions are intense, unapologetic and provocative, making them a powerful and bold read. They cover a wide range of emotions from sensuality to excitement and intrigue, and also tackle difficult topics like rape, bullying etc., making it easy for readers to connect with them. The poet's views are insightful and profound in a way that readers are able to comprehend and accept them.

All the poems are simple and not too wordy. 'I Write' is a poem that is very personal and reveals a part of the poet; her reasons to pen poems seem genuine and will motivate readers to try writing one. 'Positively Me' is an inspiring poem that delves into a positive way of living and shows the poet's dislike for negative people and situations. The wordplay and inner thoughts are effective and each poem has its own emotional depth and identity. The topics of rape, feminism and sexuality have been handled very subtly, giving them more power while reading. It is indeed a powerful collection of poems that will make readers want to read them again. The choice of language, use of metaphors and the topics tackled make this collection an enjoyable read. Kiana Donae is definitely a poet who is going to create waves with her poems in the future.

Kiana Donae - author

Well of course I love my book. I truly hope that you do too. I feel that my poems are very profound and are easy for anyone to relate to. Thank you Reader's Favorite for reviewing my book. I'm honored! #LoveandInk to you all ♥

Amazon Review 1

Beautiful and Masterful, August 18, 2014
RamAtHeart - See all my reviews

This review is from: Love and Ink (Kindle Edition)
Beautiful and masterful! I love poetry that evokes emotion through witty and clever story telling and word play and this book delivered. I cant pick a favorite piece because there are too many choose from although I will say the women empowerment pieces were amongst my top faves. With every piece the poetess wrote it was engaging and thought provoking.This book simply represented poetry at its finest. I truly enjoyed this work & I look forward in high anticipation for future works by the poet.

Amazon Review 2

Great summer read!, July 7, 2014
Tiffany - See all my reviews

This review is from: Love and Ink (Paperback)
Thought provoking, heart wrenching, soul stimulating. Great seminal work by an insightful poet!