Read on for Jasmine Farrell’s third poetry collection, entitled Long Live Phoenixes, which achieved the #1 spot for LGBT poetry on Amazon upon its release.
Long Live Phoenixes (LLP) is about continuing one’s journey of self-discovery purpose. It’s about walking in who one is, despite the hurdles one may face. Hope, inspiration, motivation and love are the themes that run throughout the project. In a society that tells us how to be ourselves halfheartedly (“ourselves” that fits on its limited checklist), it’s hard to see our own value with all the distractions on how we should look, think and feel. Our voice can become murky in the waters of surviving/ living. Peace can be found when one authentically walks out who they are.
But, umm. Say ‘dere: What is a Phoenix?
A phoenix is one who has been shot with the fiery darts of life, stones of trauma and the flames of heartache. One who has risen from the ashes of tribulations, character assassination, heartache and familial wounds. One who continues to rise from all that life hurls at him/her and continues to soar as his/her authentic self… by any means necessary.
One Customer Amazon review:
Jasmine Farrell’s Long Live Phoenixes is a raw and honest lyrical journey of self-discovery. She asks readers to ponder the darker side of their days and the underbelly of their beliefs while encouraging them to stretch and grow into their best self. Readers get a glimpse of memories of who she was molded to be amidst the preordained destiny of family lore,, but she doesn’t wallow in those early days. She swiftly catapults into her roughly strewn journey to burn out of that mold with a fiery belief that she desired and deserved more. I’m a sucker for words that are charged with creative imagery and she delivers that in each stanza. This is what poetry books should be. Read it.
Jasmine Farrell is an author, poet, and blogger.
With the passion and drive to inspire others, Jasmine has utilized her words to uplift and inspire others from the age of 9. She had a way of painting pictures with her unique style of poetry which led her to connect her audience through her performances and written work by encouraging and reminding people that they aren’t alone.
In 2014, she released her first book, ‘My Quintessence,’ then later added, ‘Phoenixes Groomed as Genesis Dove,’ which was inspired by her major life experiences that triggered her consciousness and allowed her to blossom into her true self. The book embodies her current style and shows her commitment to encourage others on similar paths by allowing herself to open her heart and share her personal experiences with the world.
In addition to graduating Nyack College with a Bachelors in Communications in 2014, she has performed and shared her works with many. Jasmine welcomes you to join her on this journey and hopes to leave a positive mark, one word at a time.
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Until next time …