“Kinzie soars . . .” —Kirkus Reviews
“Kinzie walks the fine line between modern American life and spirituality like a tightrope walker in heels. Her voice is funny, blunt, and sublime.”
—Joe McDermott, internationally awarded songwriter and performer.
Ignite celebrates the beauty and sacredness of American life in a way to which any reader will relate.
From top-selling author L E Kinzie comes her first collection of poems. Regardless of the subject matter, Kinzie’s poetry reflects an unmatched ability to create works of palpable emotion. Kirkus Reviews agrees, saying Ignite is “a compilation of verse that’s popular in the best sense of the word,” and referring to it as “ . . . this sumptuous collection.”
Throughout the collection, readers will find remarkably relatable themes of daily life.
Simply put, this book is for anyone who has ever felt and held any emotion so intensely it threatens to explode inward if not released through music, words, paint, or some other creation. It’s for anyone who has marveled at how inner turmoil can be expressed as something unspeakably beautiful. It’s for anyone who has ever created anything and loved it. It’s for anyone who has ever created anyone and loved him or her.
Ignite examines the sparks that alight threads of commonality between mankind.
“Kinzie’s come a long way from my poetry workshop. I must have taught her everything I knew.”
—Nathan Brown, former Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, and author of To Sing Hallucinated: First Thoughts on Last Words.