Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately

NETStuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Expected publication 11 April 2017
240 pages

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I was given an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.


A poet, journalist, and activist, Alicia Cook offers a soundtrack of survival.

Structured like an old-school mix-tape, Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately is Alicia Cook’s lyric message to anyone who has dealt with addiction. “Side A” touches on all aspects of the human condition: life, death, love, trauma, and growth. “Side B” contains haunting black-out remixes of those poems.


From Track One

This is dedicated to the man who saved me…


This is my first time reading the poet and it won’t be my last. I absolutely adored Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately. I could read most of the poems over and over and never grow tired of the language, images and feelings they invoke. Cook writes the type of poems I love to read and write and was definitely my cup of tea. I was really moved by some poems on side A, especially the ones that explored grief. I just really enjoyed all of the poems. I wasn’t sure how I felt about side B at first. Some of the poems were not all that different from side A but gradually I fell in love with these as well. I thought Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately was great. I cannot wait to read more.




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