Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Let's talk Sad Angsty and At Least Half Gay by Samantha Tossou

Hey lovelies, welcome back!

Today's review is very special - as you'll have seen over on my social media, I have been promoting Samantha Tossou's debut poetry chapbook, Sad Angsty and At Least Half Gay. Sam is a close friend of mine and I am thrilled to be reviewing it today. *DISCLAIMER: This is an unbiased, honest review. I was not paid or influenced; all thoughts are my own*

As soon as I saw the cover, I got major Rupi Kaur/Amanda Lovelace vibes and the poetic style is very similar. Comprising of 11 poems all written within the theme of love and relationships. I love poetry that makes me feel understood and like it was written for me. Poetry that is honest, raw and from the heart – Tossou does just that. It is worth noting that some poems are of a sensitive nature. To err on the side of caution, I believe a warning should have been included at the beginning stating that the content may be triggering for some readers.

The writing is intelligent and fluent making this an effortless read.

If you do nothing else this month, at least buy this chapbook! It’s an engaging read and all the proceeds are donated - 10% to AKT, a charity that 'supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment, with the remainder to fundraising pages for the BLM movement.

Until next time lovelies! 

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