love & ink


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

Kiana Donae is a true lover of the written word. She is a poet, author, and freelance blogger in a niche-hobby industry who lives in Michigan. Known for her free-verse lyrical poetry which has been called: "powerful", "bold", and "authentic". She is the self-published author of 4 poetry books: love & ink- reason, love & ink- reflections, cultivating ink, and when the muse speaks. Featuring poems that depict the world & the times in which we live with an observant clarity of the human experience - whether peaceful or traumatic.

Donae also hosted the podcast, Noteworthy Poetry, giving a platform to all poets because she believes we are all worthy to have our words read & heard. Find her sporadically sharing her work on Instagram & TikTok: @kiana_donae

Her favorite dessert is a bowl of ice cream and she is always searching for the ultimate pen for lefthanders.

    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!