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Girl Power Poetry

April 8, 2021

Roses are red
Violets are blue
April is Poetry Month
So whatcha gonna do?

How about checking out some great poetry from your library? 

I think we were all inspired by Amanda Gorman’s powerful inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” but today I would like to tell you about another great Amanda poet (we Amandas have to stick together after all).

I first came across Amanda Lovelace on Goodreads. Her 2020 collection, break your glass slippers, was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Poetry. When I checked out her book, I really was immediately pulled into it. She plays with fairy tales and likes to turn them on their heads. Since this one was so enjoyable, I went searching for more.

Turns out Amanda Lovelace first built a following on Tumblr, but she also posts her poems to Instagram. Her first collection, women are some kind of magic, is a trilogy and is based on Amanda’s life.

One of my favorite poems of hers comes from her second collection, things that h(a)unt. In her 2018 book, to make monsters out of girls, she writes:

anyone ever
warn you
not to
to trick
a girl
who reads?


 - don’t try to waste your time again

If you are looking for some girl power poems, definitely check this lady out.

Happy rhyming all of the timing (...or not),

:) Amanda

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Amanda is a classically-trained pianist who loves to read. Like any good librarian, she also has two cats named after Italian cities. Amanda spends her free time sitting in Nashville traffic, baking, and running the Interlibrary Loan office at the Nashville Public Library.

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