The B&N Exclusive edition includes new poems interspersed throughout.
In short, poignant verses, Reyna Biddy's poems explore pain, emotional reckoning, and the power of self-love.
The debut collection from 22-year-old poet Reyna Biddy, I Love My Love tells the story of Reyna's childhood, her parents’ toxic relationship, and how, against all odds, she learned to love herself.
|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Edition description:||B&N Exclusive Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Reyna Mays, known as "Reyna Biddy", is a 22-year old spoken word poet, author, and self-love enthusiast based in Los Angeles, California. Reyna is known for both her positive affirmations and poetry online. Her work welcomes in the lost, heals the broken, and gives hope to those who feel there's none left. Reyna's work is brutally honest, allowing you to experience her trauma, her childhood, her hurt, her healing process, and her journey toward self-fulfillment.
Reyna began her "self love" journey in the beginning of 2015 and has gained popularity on almost every social site since. By maintaining a structured brand based solely around what it is and what it means to be a "strong loving vulnerable beautiful woman - inside and out" Reyna has accumulated a large variety of supporters. Reyna hopes to continue to grow with her audience as she grows within her art.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I came across Reyna Biddy through instagram, I saw a lot of my friends post pictures of her poetry and I instantly fell in love. I went out to BN to get myself copy and Im not the type to read poetry, nor do I own any poetry books other than Milk and Honey, but I have to be honest, I LOVE MY LOVE is my #1 favorite poetry book, I can relate to every single page and I recommend it to all of my friends all the time. If you love poetry, you loved Milk and honey, You will most defintely love I love my Love
I received a copy of I Love My Love from Netgalley for review. This had no impact on my review/rating of this book. Poetry isn't really my thing. As a matter of fact, I believe the last time I read a poetry book was a collection of Emily Dickenson's poems in high school. Which was very long ago. Keep that in mind when you go to judge my rating (aka, I don't know anything about poetry.) With that being said, this collection of poems/letters/thoughts/etc hit me hard. It felt like I could feel her pain, her despair, her confusion, and then her acceptance and happiness. More than once when reading this at work I had to put it down because of these emotions that were evoked. This could be a by product of some personal issues/struggles I have been going through (not like hers) and these honest words just ripped the feelings out. I may re-read at a later/happier(?) time and see if I still have the strong reactions. Regardless, these pages of brutally honest questions and reflections were hard to stop reading, and my thoughts are even harder to put into words. The only real negative point I can come up with some of the content may be triggering (I'm not 100% sure on this,) some of the darker prose may need warning. Read with discretion if you do have triggers. 4.5 stars