Best US Poetry Books
About Life Have Perfect
Slam Style For English
Recently released to a wave of critical acclaim, Aisha Tariqa
Abdul Haqq's new works have been resoundingly voted in as
some of America's best poetry books.
Focusing on the trials and tribulations
of youth, as well as its incredible
heights and gifts, her new collections
are recommended reading for any
young person in America.
The release of her two new books coincides with National Poetry Month. Since its inception in
April 1996, the annual event has grown to become the largest literary celebration in the world,
and is particularly significant in secondary and tertiary education institutes.
Aisha Tariqa’s new poetry books are
designed specifically for a young adult
and college student readership, like
yourself, and are striking in their
verisimilitude and emotive affect.
Her writing makes abundant use of a slam poetry style and aesthetic, making her works a
particularly worthy addition to your college level English class. Numerous recent studies,
such as that by Edutopia, have concluded that slam poetry has transformative potential for
The very contemporary style of poetry connects
you more relatably with the transcendental
traditions of oral storytelling and a long history of
written verse. Moreover, as an expressive tool, it
enables you to find your own literary voice and
grow your confidence as artists.
Aisha Tariqa’s two new books, ‘Four Years in Chrysalis’ and ‘Acres of Shadow’ channel one of the
most popular themes in contemporary poetry, emotional relationships. By exposing her own
vulnerabilities and difficulties her writing connects empathetically to you, her reader.
On the other side of adolescence, she now
offers you her gained wisdom, showing
you that she has become the brave and
powerful woman she now is because of
the emotional scrapes and bruises of her
Aisha Tariqa Abdul Haqq is a talented, expressive and heartfelt new American poet. She
believes that through the beauty of the poetic word, she can