When Wolves Become Birds
Alise Versella, author
When Wolves Become Birds is poetry about women becoming powerful and, "making their own heavens from the pearly gates of their teeth / a smile that bites back / like a dog in the junkyard…" When Wolves Become Birds asks, "so what if we scratch a little, if we sting a little, if the blood reminds the spineless we are still here?" This is Olivia Gatwood’s New American Best Friend meets Silver RavenWolf’s To Stir a Magick Cauldron, casting and conjuring female empowerment with the talons of a bird of prey.To those girls figuring out how to shed their insecurities and trust again in the broad expanse of their wings. To women finding themselves at a crossroads in life. This book will remind you of your strengths: Wolf Girl, Get Back Your Wings, and Dare to Fly.
What a beautiful book from an extraordinary young poet. This poetry looks at nature & animals (human and otherwise) through a transforming and transformative lens. It’s magical. You need to dive in and swim around in it.