- Paperback: 106 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 3, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1536898864
- ISBN-13: 978-1536898866
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,359,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Writers Room
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About the Author
Justen Davila is a poet, writer, and humanitarian who has travelled the United States from coast-to-coast gaining people experience. He has continously written in different formats, his preferred being poetry, since 2008. He has recently decided to share his works with the world in hopes to shed light on social issues, personal entrenchment battles, and aspirations of how we could all work together to make a better world. In 2016, he self published his first book of poetry The Writers Room where he continues his exploration of humankind and the human condition. The book is currently available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Books-A-Million, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo and Blkcitywhtlie.com He is also the founder of Blkcitywhtlie, which has been operating since 2015. Blkcitywhtlie is set out to be the place where we inspire, we go out and change our world! There will be enlightening reads, inspiring poetry, and incendiary ideas to help our fellow human blossom and become caring for others. Justen has always wanted to help others and Blkcitywhtlie is the special project that he believes can do just that.
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To be honest, more than once I felt lost and confused. Some poems I loved and connected with and some I didn’t. Strangely enough all of the ones I really enjoyed were on the left hand side. (It makes me wonder where everyone else lands on these too.) For the poems I didn’t, it is easily from the difference in our experiences. I wasn’t even sure I was comprehending it correctly, but I realized that it’s okay if I don’t. This is what intrigues me about poetry… there is no right or wrong way.
I really enjoyed The Writers Room, but I needed more punch in the poems to keep me completely addicted and full of the feels. milk and honey is a collection of poems that completely blew me away and has raised the bar for poetry for me. It spoke straight to my very soul and left me wanting more. I felt that milk and honey was more universally understood, more direct, more clear. It made me connect not only with the poems, but those who suffered the emotions that I did too. With The Writers Room, I felt that the poems were universal, but more open for interpretation. Like I said this begins to challenge your thoughts and evoke deep feelings. It pulls from your experiences and morals. I resonated with the poems that had themes of hope and change. At this point in my life that's exactly where I am and it made it all okay to feel this way. Like I was understood and not alone. It’s amazing how something so small can be so powerful. How it can completely shift your outlook. I’m feeling inspired and ready for what comes next.
Like most poetry collections, The Writers Room is short and sweet. The end always comes too quickly. I wanted to devour it all instantly, but I made myself read just a few pages each day to really let it all soak in. It’s powerful and beautiful and one I will reread often. I gave this 4 stars and highly encourage you to check out.
"Let us all take off like rockets in the colorful swatches of the sunset"
I think first and foremost, Davila wants to share with his readers, his heart on social issues and humanity. He challenges us to look at what's going on around us and not just accept things for the way they are but to process these world events internally and intentionally and then speak out about how they make us feel. The purpose would be unity--probably more of us would find that we feel the same way about what's going on.
But then there are poems about love and loss, regret, sadness, self reflection and much, much more--so it's the full spectrum of emotions; something familiar about all of it.
I'm glad I broke into the world of poetry. It's not as intimidating as I thought it would be, or maybe Davila is just that good--either way, a very enjoyable journey.
The picture used I got off of Instagram!