The Book of Real Shit: A Collection of Poetry & Life Thoughts puts J. Smith's emotions and struggles on page without apology or hesitation. Her poems cover all aspects of life, from moments of utter desperation when depression is eating away at your spirit. To the moments we pray for when love is cradling our soul like a parent. Far from avoiding the unfairness of life, she embraces it, transforming it into haunting verse.
For J. Smith, sensitivity was once a demise but has since become a birth. As The Rose That Grew From Concrete, this phoenix arises from the ashes creating a monumental moment in literature. A collection of poetry from a perspective that is unbelievably raw and relatable. For J. Smith, our mere existence in life is a mighty force that moves and shapes the psyche. Inspiration is attained daily through the basics such as selfless love and sometimes the inevitable heartbreak. Likewise, the trials of "living while black" in America.
This collection, full of pride and truth, invites readers to see themselves stripped bare of social trappings-to see themselves just as they are meant to be. A dose of reality that is worth indulging into.
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About the Author
Originally from Toronto, Canada, J. Smith now resides in Jacksonville, Florida. As the child of Jamaican parents, Smith has a strong sense of culture, passion, and pride. On a lighter note she also enjoys curry chicken and oxtails. Poetry has always sparked an interest in Smith, as she started writing at the tender age of nine, even entering poetry competitions, which proved her to be a top competitor in the field of literature. Smith is an alumni of Florida International University with a bachelor's degree in communications. Community engagement is a significant focus, as Smith has worked in the field for over nine years and will continue to do so, serving individuals and families who are under served. Smith has contributed to numerous blogs and fashion advice columns, but now focuses on publishing her own work in which she has freedom of thought and creative control. The ultimate goal is to be the voice of the black thought, black community and black experience in America and around the world.