Slam poetry artist, Aisha Tariqa Abdul Haqq based in Indianapolis, IN, invites you to start your healing journey with her two books that advocate for mental health. The performance poet believes that creativity can be a gateway to self-love. Learn more at https://bit.ly/poetrylandingpage
How To Express Grief? Performance
Poetry Books For Healing
As her best-selling mental health
performance poetry books reach
a new milestone, Aisha Tariqa
Abdul Haqq explains the
importance of creativity in one's
The mental health advocate
and American poet explains
that everyone has a story to tell,
and poetry can be one avenue
in which to express it.
Her first book, "Four Years
in Chrysalis", celebrates its
fourth year since it was first
Just as relevant now as it was then,
the collection of poetry explores
different facets of love, with the
latter half of poems devoted to her
affection for her brother, who was
murdered at an early age.
Her second book, which also
passes its fourth year, is
"Acres of Shadow" which
takes on the form of narrative
Trying her hand in different forms of
prose, Aisha talks about the
incalculable emotion of grief and
how it cannot be simplified into a
poem - though she tries to express
it as best as she can.
From disillusionment to
devastation, Acres of
Shadows is a powerful poetry
book that can be used to help
one's healing journey from a
Critics praise Aisha's work
to be a beautiful blend of
realism with surrealism.
Both books are incredibly raw
and open and invite you to self-
reflect: "Why does this poem
speak so much to me?" The
answer, she says, is because
poems unveil the truth.
Despite the misconception that
poetry is super "fancy" and
"unrealistic", it is often the gateway
to a truer emotion: one that defies
expectation and discloses raw
feelings in their purest forms.
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