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Dear Twitter

  • Image: Image
  • Book Type: Poetry
  • by: Mahogany L. Browne
  • Date Published: December 2010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9841513-9-4
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 222pp
  • Price: $15.00
  • Review by: Aaron M. Smith

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.

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Review Posted on April 14, 2011
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