On instagram, waheed boasts over 743,000 followers and is celebrated for posting short snippets of her work, many of which are uplifting and focus on love, identity, and race. I began embracing and newly appreciating poetry in 2016 which led me to salt. Nayyirah waheed is a poet and author who has published two books of poetry and has been. This was one of the most important poetry collection ive read to date. See more ideas about quotes, nayyirah waheed quotes and words.
Salt by nayyirah waheed meet your next favorite book. But this book is a collection of words that can heal. Ill call hese types of poemsthe whales in the bodies of tiny fish kind of poemssmall poems. Nayyirah waheed books list of books by author nayyirah. Discover recipes, home ideas, style inspiration and other ideas to try. Her main website simply links to two books of poetry shes published, salt.
Nayyirah waheed is a poet and author who has published two books of poetry and has been described as perhaps the most famous poet on instagram. Her poetry is known for being short and minimalistic and incredibly touching and covering topics. The absolute brilliance of nayyirah waheeds words is. Follow nayyirah waheed on twitter for more excerpts from salt. As waheed has been influenced by famous black female poets, she has gone on to embrace race and her own blackness through her poetry.
After reading salt, i purchased waheed s second collection of poems which was published in 2014, entitled nejma. While waheed is a reclusive writer who doesnt reveal many details about her life, her poetry is frequently shared through social media accounts. Salt by nayyirah waheed milk and honey by rupi kaur teaching my mother. Most of the poems in nejma focus on race and people of colour in some way, whether its racism, coping with the grief of the death of nelson mandela, how there are no poets of colour studied at school, only dead white people, or the fetishisation of people. She has two anthologies, salt, published in 20 and nejma, published in 2014. There are poems that touched me on a personal level, where waheed seemed to find the words to say something i never could salt. I am a former dancer, a research associate in hospital epidemiology by day, and a bookseller by night. Ever since i read it, ive bought it five times to gift to friends. I wouldnt even call it a book because it is more than that. Lori jenessa nelson the collection is a beautiful expression of black culture. Meghan markle honors black poet nayyirah waheed in mother. Nov 12, 2019 never stop searching, there is always new music, places, and people to be found. It seems i was lucky enough to get to this book on kindle while it was free for a.
Nayyirah published a poetry book in 20 called salt. It was published by createspace independent publishing platform and has a total of 275 pages in the book. Its hopeful and yet very clear on what the present currently is. I guess we get to actually know her through her poems. As someone who pens poems addressing selfworth, white supremacy and not feeling at home in the world, waheed is one of the leading voices speaking to the last vestiges of our humanity in an everconnected yet still disconnected world. Especially that this time around she was talking about black people.
Definitely consider reading this collection of poems it is full of original, brave, healing words. Nayyirah waheed is bold and powerful in her poetry. In her own, unique writing style, the author captures the reader once more with her beautiful poetry that cover many topics such as. A lot of my favorite poems have been featured on her instagram feed, but there are a ton of hidden treasures within the book that you wont find by simply following waheed.
Ive been following the poet nayyirah waheed on instagram for a bit where she regularly posts poems from salt. I love black history month as the rest of the world attempts to truly celebrate our greatness and as black people, we honor our history and use those lessons to fuel our present and. Nayyirah waheed poetry quote, if the ocean can calm itself meditation, yoga art, poem print, ocean art, wall decor, meditation quote riverwaystudios 4. I wanted to know more about her and her life, but i didnt find anything. Its a favorite and will probably be the only poetry collection i love. Meghan chose words written by poet nayyirah waheed in the post to mark her first mothers day.
This beautiful collection of work was written by african american poet nayyirah waheed. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. See all books authored by nayyirah waheed, including salt, and nejma, and more on. Her book salt, touched me deeply, so that i was inspired to read her second book nejma, published in 2015. As soon as you stop searching you could be missing out on something amazing and beautiful. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. After reading salt, i purchased waheeds second collection of poems which was published in 2014, entitled nejma. Cassius takes a fun approach to exploring black history, slang and culture. Download read nejma 2014 by nayyirah waheed in pdf. Such is the case with nayyirah waheeds collection of poems, salt.
This collection of poetry invites you inside yourself to every quiet moment and unspoken thought. Nayyirah waheed manages to capture through her poetry, delicate subjects like black womanhood, love, and pain. Nayyirah waheed is a selfdescribed quiet poet known for her poetry. The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans daniel amen tedxorangecoast duration. What draws you in is the way these poems can be both read and performed. Nayyirah waheed is considered the maybe most famous poet on instagram, and rightly so. Instagram poet, nayyirah waheed touches peoples hearts not only through her talented poems about love, but she also writes about feminism, racism and. Read this book and over 1 million others with a kindle unlimited membership. Waheed selfpublished her first book of poetry salt. Although it may be a late discover for me, i believe that i read this book at the right time in my life.507 106 1009 904 246 102 369 738 274 164 483 923 262 549 392 578 629 309 1016 345 473 1424 593 258 1138 1056 130 189 244 613 792 948 1157 29 1421 626 360 385 143