Love & Ink

Vol. 2: Reflections

Poetry - General
82 Pages
Reviewed on 11/23/2015
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Author Biography

Kiana Donae is Michigan born and raised. She moved to Tennessee in high school and after she stayed because she met her now husband and fell in love. She now resides with her family in a small town near Grand Rapids, MI. She started writing poetry in elementary because her mom wrote poetry, however as she got older she found that the pen was therapeutic. Writing became her place of solace where she could go and release her emotions safely.

She hid her poetry for most of her adolescent & young teen life and even when she started sharing some poems, the really personal ones she still kept to herself. It wasn't until after getting married and having kids that she decided she was ready to share her writings with the world.

Many of her poems are true life based, and others are the stories/inspiration told to her pen as she views the lives of those around her and the lives of those in the world today. She is truthful with her pen, and you will find that her poems touch on many taboo subjects, such as rape, abuse, etc.

It's been said that her poems possess a melodic rhythm and that they are thought provoking, powerful, and bold.

Her first collection, Love and Ink, is only the beginning, as she is always observing the world and her life for more inspiration. ~Stay Tuned to this Author~

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite

Love & Ink Vol. 2: Reflections by Kiana Donae is a collection of personal poems that looks at society, life and the world around us. The author has written about the world of celebrities, her own life and experiences, as well as a tribute to Maya Angelou. The poems were written across 2014 and 2015. There seems to be some heartache behind a few of the poems, but turning it into something creative is a good outlet for it. I particularly enjoyed the poems Better Days, Heart Trip and Reflection. I think that there is a poem in here for most people to enjoy or one that will strike a chord with them. I like the line: 'My pen is wild for it knows no limits, it writes whatever it feels.' I think most writers can relate to that.

Kiana Donae has written a very personal set of poems in Love & Ink Vol. 2 and you can see and feel the emotion and passion in them. The poem Wayward Royalty is about women and the way they portray themselves on social media. It would definitely be a controversial topic that people will either agree with or hate. She touches on some current topics that may date the work in years to come. Overall, the poetry is well written and the writer definitely has talent.