In this collection of poems, Wendy turns an experience that should have broken her spirit, into one that ended up setting her spirit free. In the mist of deportation the only thing that really understood Wendy was The Pen and Paper. Once Wendy started utilizing the tools at hand something magical happened. What started off as an escape turned into a passion. Using words to bring to life colorful experiences from delicacy and wonder, to pure heartache. Wendy's poems are fearless and leave nothing unexplored, no words wasted. This diverse collection stands on no equal ground with anyone else’s works, and establishes her as an important poet needed for this generation. Sunny is here to bring back poetry! “POETRY IS NOT DEAD!"
About the Author
Wendy Grela-Mpoko was born in Central Africa Republic. Until She and her family immigrated to the United States at the young age of 5 years old.
Growing up in America Wendy didn't fit much, she was bullied and made fun of because she was African, and dressed differently. Eager to fit in she adapted the American culture, unfortunately more bad habits than good. After a string of bad choices made, all in the name of trying to fit in. Wendy landed herself in a cell on the verge of being deported back to C.A.R.
In that cell is where Wendy was set free!