If you want spirit, attitude, and a slap of honesty, then #Dear Twitter is the sort of poetry that will be your best friend. Mahogany L. Browne has a way of rendering her poems both aesthetically pleasing and succinct. She can capture a ray of beauty in less than 140 characters and teach the reader a life lesson at the same time. This is a book of poetry that will appeal mostly to younger generations; readers who are avid users of Twitter will garner the most from this book, but everyone will benefit from its humor and wise words—for example, “dear bones: u will break. Dear spirit: u will shatter. Dear heart: u will bruise again & again, but u will be the hardest to fix…”
Great poetry makes the reader feel, and it makes the reader change, and Browne shows that she has a master’s grasp on human language and emotion. She gives advice that most people desperately need to hear but so few want to hear. While reading this book, I started reading a few out loud to my friends who needed to hear Browne’s wisdom or who would enjoy Browne’s sense of humor. #Dear Twitter is not just a poetry book, it’s a book to learn, live, and laugh by.