Title: I Am Soul
Author: Yecheilyah Ysrayl
Published: December 20, 2017 by Literary Korner Publishing
How I got the book: I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I AM SOUL is Yecheilyah’s Fourth Collection of poetry. Select poems from the PBS Blog and her personal journal, these pieces focus on all things personal and all things SOUL.
I was pleased to find out this author had a poetry book up her sleeve for one last release in 2017. Poetry has intrigued me lately and I’ve been trying to read more of it. So I was eager to give this one a try.
As the summary suggests, I Am Soul is a collection of poetry from the author’s blog or personal journal.
These poems are based on African history and literature as well as Women’s literature. It’s interesting to read from such a perspective because I come from a different background than the author. It reads just like a journal and it’s refreshing.
The poetry comes in all shapes and sizes so that it doesn’t get monotonous. Some are long lasting two to three pages while others are just a few lines taking up half a page. Some of them rhymed and some didn’t. Some lines were long reading like prose and others weren’t. It kept my attention and I was able to read it in one sitting, despite how short it is at 96-pages.
If you’re interested in history or even just poetry in general, this is a great book to read.
I Am Soul by Yecheilyah Ysrayl gets…
5 out of 5 stars
“But I can write, / articulating the suffering / of the now silent.” –Yecheilyah Ysrayl, I Am Soul
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