Month: June 2021

Intimate Moments: Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately

Alicia Cook is my favourite contemporary poet.

I stumbled across her poetry the way many do, through Instagram. I’m generally wary of “Instapoetry” because of many stereotypes associated with it: lack of substance, focus on aesthetics, and easy sharability. But the first poem of Cook’s that I discovered—“Sorry I haven’t texted you back”—was both unique and extremely intimate, and it hit incredibly close to home.

"Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately" sits on a crowded bookshelf.

Clearly I was not the only one who thought so, because that poem later opened a collection of the same name, which I will be writing about shortly. But this is not a review of Sorry I Haven’t Texted You Back. This is a review of its younger sibling and Cook’s second publication, Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately.

Step One

Hello there.

Thanks for checking out the blog. It’s a little bit empty right now, but I should have some more stuff up in the next few days. This might normally be the time for a self-introduction, but chances are that if you’re reading this you already me. Either that or you scrolled down the archive for fun, in which case kudos to you I guess. There is an about page though if that’s what you’re looking for. But I do want to take a moment to talk about what this blog is – or rather, where it came from and what it’s supposed to be.