Kristiana Reed Reviews All the Beginnings of Everything by Kindra M. Austin

Austin has, yet again, created a masterpiece. All the Beginnings of Everything is a sensational collection which spans what feels like a lifetime. Separated into seven parts, Austin explores more in this collection than I feel she ever has done before; without sacrificing her trademark style. Her words remain sharp, raw and honest. Part one is succinct, … Continue reading Kristiana Reed Reviews All the Beginnings of Everything by Kindra M. Austin

Kindra M. Austin Reviews Kristiana Reed’s Between the Trees

"My reflection in the train window settles between the trees beyond the glass lining the field of gold." In itself, the opening of the title poem speaks of forlorn reluctance, wishes, and wonders. It must be because there’s something so powerful and intimate about one’s reflection; we study ourselves and pick up every nuance, whether … Continue reading Kindra M. Austin Reviews Kristiana Reed’s Between the Trees

BOOK REVIEW: KINDRA M. AUSTIN’S TWELVE, BY MARIAH VOUTILAINEN

Kindra Austin’s Twelve continues where Constant Muses left off, rich and intense. By Mariah Voutilainen After having read Constant Muses, I eagerly awaited the release of Kindra Austin’s Twelve.  I expected more of the imagery of Muses, with its cigarette smoke and endless cocktails.  While those common threads are there, Twelve favors the much more potent darkness of decay and memento mori.  In Twelve, Austin further exposes the connection between … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: KINDRA M. AUSTIN’S TWELVE, BY MARIAH VOUTILAINEN

Kristiana Reed Reviews Magpie In August, By Kindra M. Austin

Austin stuns with her debut novel, Magpie in August. A lovingly written narrative about living, dying and the purgatory in between. I’ve been an admirer and reader of Austin’s poetry since late 2016, a little while after she started poemsandparagraphs. Austin always writes honestly with the razor-sharp ability to steal the breath from my lungs and make … Continue reading Kristiana Reed Reviews Magpie In August, By Kindra M. Austin

Book Review: Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, by Mariah Voutilainen

Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses is a eulogy, a message of comfort and a warrior cry By:  Mariah Voutilainen Upon opening Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, I was immediately taken with the  noir-y feel of her poetry.  As Austin’s opening piece suggests, it is “eternally October” in the world that she paints with her rich verse.  Skies are … Continue reading Book Review: Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, by Mariah Voutilainen

Open Mic Night: Flamethrower Heart/Kindra M. Austin

Kindra blogs at Kindra M. Austin I I, girl-child Deconstructed Mother fix me In your image Go for the kill Words are systematic Reconstructed Reassure you Own my image Go for the kill I will be good Words are systematic  II Glitch in the program I am fifteen, black as rage Against… Words are systematic … Continue reading Open Mic Night: Flamethrower Heart/Kindra M. Austin