by Tarriona Ball
The debut poetry collection from Grammy-nominated recording artist and slam poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball about infatuation, love, and heartbreak.
The real-life story of a relationship in the author’s past told in verse and short prose pieces. Relatable and honest, with Tank’s signature mix of whimsy and realness, Vulnerable AF is about the difference between love and infatuation, the danger and confusion of losing yourself in the idea of someone else, and coming out on the other side of heartbreak with your sense of self-worth—and your sense of humor—stronger for it.
My thoughts: I liked this first experience with slam poetry written by Tarriona Ball. I was looking for something different from my usual reads, and this fit the bill. It came through for me as a heartfelt sharing of the author’s previous relationship. Now I’m curious to read more of this type of poetry to see other examples of it. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Tarriona Ball, and the publisher.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing – 112 pages
Publication: Jun 8th, 2021
My rating: 4/5 STARS
About the author– Tarriona “Tank” Ball is New Orleans-based slam poet and Grammy-nominated recording artist with her band, Tank and the Bangas. This is her first book of poetry.