• Poetry Book Review

    The Future

    My Review: So I discovered Hilborn’s work after watching him perform The Future a couple of years back and the poem had stayed with me ever since. I sought out more of Hilborn’s work and fell in love with his first collection, Our Numbered Days. I don’t know why The Future just didn’t click with me. There were a few poems that were good, the titular poem of course being one of his most outstanding pieces, but the rest of the collection fell kind of flat. Hilborn’s musings about depression, love, and loss are still present, such as in How Do You Sleep with an IV In? There were some…

  • Queer Graphic Novel Review

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    My Review: I don’t know how I had missed out on this beautiful graphic novel until now, but it is one of the most emotional and true-to-life love stories I’ve ever read. The story centers on Clementine, a high school junior that finds herself entranced by a mysterious blue-haired woman named Emma. Clementine struggles to come to terms with her budding sexuality and her attraction to the blue-haired woman. This graphic novel was beautiful in that it explores a number of issues that young people face when they begin romantic relationships: emotional cheating, betrayal and forgiveness, fear of change, differences in personal or political views, growing up, growing apart. Many…