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ami j. sanghvi blog
author blog, blog, poetry blog

Private Poems Mostly, by Chris Mahan (A Book Review)

In an age where instant gratification is all the rage and accountability is a lost art, Christopher Mahan rises above the current social climate in his poetry collection, Private Poems Mostly. I found Mahan and his poetry through Twitter and discovered even more of it through his Patreon account. This is a man who lives …

indie author blog
author blog, blogger, book blog, photography blog, poetry blog, poetry blogger

Why Joining the Twitter #WritingCommunity and Becoming an Indie Author Are Two of the Best Decisions I Ever Made for Myself

One of my absolute favorite things about being an independent author is the level of transparency I’m able to have with my readership. I have the extraordinary privilege of involving my readers, potential readers, friends, family, followers, and sometimes even authors aspiring to go indie in every single step of my writing and publishing processes …

domestic violence
abuse, angry, contemporary poetry, creative writing, fashion blog, poetry, poetry blog, poetry blogger, relationships, sad poetry, slam poetry, survival, survivor, write, writer, writing

Kellogg’s (Original Poetry)

  Your bones dug into my neck Like some rusted-over shovel, My face shoved into a soggy pillow, Thanks for the muzzle. You became afraid Whenever you heard those “snaps”, “Crackles”, And “pops”, Not because you loved me, But because you feared the cops.

author blog, poetry blog

Denim Sentiments (Original Poetry, from “Cerulean”)

A poem from Sanghvi’s fifth book, Cerulean. Released: March 13th, 2020. Sometimes, I try on these words like jeans. I squeeze into them, or else squish them into my small, flat palms, as if it is they who will wear me instead. Alas! They almost never seem to fit, nor do they ever quite seem …