Love from the Vortex & Other Poems

Love from the Vortex & Other Poems

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Overview

Love from the Vortex & Other Poems (Kaleidoscope Vibrations, LLC), is poet and scholar-activist Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz's first full-length collection. An archaeological exploration on love and intimacy, the book charts her journey of finding and losing love over the span of three decades with six different men who came into her life at various times, but also offers a universal take on what can happen when one seeks love and connection with others, and the lessons that follow when that connection and love is lost. Revealing moments of happiness, fantasy, frustration, and eventually dealing with the dissolution of relationships, the book moves beyond these anticipated stages to moments of grace and beauty that come with the discovery and practice of self love, and a more fuller understanding of what it means to truly love someone as you love yourself.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949949025
Publisher: Kaleidoscope Vibrations, LLC
Publication date: 03/05/2020
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 214,946
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is an award-winning associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on racial literacy in teacher education, Black girl literacies, and Black and Latinx male high school students. A sought-after speaker on issues of race, culturally responsive pedagogy, and diversity, Sealey-Ruiz works with K-12 and higher education school communities to increase their racial literacy knowledge and move toward more equitable school experiences for their Black and Latinx students. Sealey-Ruiz appeared in Spike Lee's "2 Fists Up: We Gon' Be Alright", a documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement and the campus protests at Mizzou.

Table of Contents

Joseph

More Than Friends

This Moment

This Is Not A Poem

Your Touch

Summertime

Discovery

Mercury Rising

Random Thoughts

Permission

Mixed Emotions

Ean

Insomnia

To the Writer

The EYE Trilogy: EanYolandaEncounter

I. 600 Degrees of Passion

II. Requests

III. Struggles

Quiet Tricks

Interests

Alas, The Tide (of Words)

Angel

We Were Children

A Moment of Remembering what Liberation Feels Like. . .

Salvador

The Movement of Me

A Gift from the Universe

Today

Zaren

What I Know to Be True

The Weekend

The Appearance of You

A Haiku on Risk

On Pain & Joy with/in Love

Missing You

Concentration

Tea with God

Clarity

Leaving the Vortex

Target Practice

The Necklace

A Member of the Wedding

The Truth in Black & Blue

A Hearty Meal 90 Bliss in Flight

Tyrone

The Libra's Cycle of Love

(Un)Commitment

The Waiting Room

Black Unicorns

The Risk of Love

To Love a Pisces

A Chance at Love

S.E.E. of Love

Epiphany

Breakfast | Time

Triage in Waiting

Spread Love

Her, Him, You & Me

Hard Love

An Evolution of Love

A Parting Poem for the Boys at the Cabin

Full Presence

Weekly Friend in a Box

Commitment

Motorcycle Rain

Follow the Sun

Baggage

I Want

When Words Fail

Semi-Present

A Goodbye in the Making

Museum of Tried

Strength

Other Poems

Icarus

Today, Again

The Bronx, circa 1983

The Lesson

Life

Mecca

Sensations

Seasonal

The Awakening

Just Us

About Time

Night & Day

Love

Vipassana Poems

Afterword

Epigraphs & Quotations

In Gratitude

About the Book

About the Author

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