Love from the Vortex & Other Poems
By Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
Love from the Vortex & Other Poems (Kaleidoscope Vibrations, LLC), is poet and scholar-activist Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz’s first full-length collection. An archaeological exploration on love and intimacy, the book charts her journey of finding and losing love over the span of three decades with six different men who came into her life at various times, but also offers a universal take on what can happen when one seeks love and connection with others, and the lessons that follow when that connection and love is lost. Revealing moments of happiness, fantasy, frustration, and eventually dealing with the dissolution of relationships, the book moves beyond these anticipated stages to moments of grace and beauty that come with the discovery and practice of self love, and a more fuller understanding of what it means to truly love someone as you love yourself.
Use these discussion questions to guide your next book club meeting.
"Sealey-Ruiz opens a world to us in which we are reminded of the importance of speaking truthfully- with both love and rage-- about our past and the lovers and loved ones who bring us to the present-- and home" -- Jacqueline Woodson, Red at the Bone
"raised glass to the glorious risk-and-recovery of life" -- Adam Falkner, The Willies
Personal website: yolandasealeyruiz.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ysealeyruizpoetry
This recommended reading and discussion guide are shared in partnership with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz.