No Jewels: A biography (of sorts) writ in stanza by Tai Allen
No Jewels is the first book from poet, singer & creative director Tai Allen. The chapbook narrates a young life that was loved well, loved wrong and, sometimes, not loved at all. Sadly, this tale is not an aberration or an oddity. There are numerous #NoJewels scenarios in every locale; and, there you find false-love victims who encounter abuse & control. This book of lines, devices, spaces, forms and stanzas hopes to serve them all. The poems speaks of both the deeds and the emergence from them, with admirable self-love to preserve sanity and soulAmbitious. But, possible.