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Savannah Brown's first collection of poetry isavulnerable account of adolescence from someone in the thick of it. Written between theages of sixteen and eighteen,with examinations of anxiety, death, first loves, and first lusts, Graffiti extends a hand to those undergoing the trials and uncertainty of teenagehood, and assures them they're not alone. Savannah Brown's first collection of poetry is a vulnerable account of adolescence from someone in the thick of it. Written between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, with examinations of anxiety, death, first loves, and first lusts, Graffiti extends a hand to those undergoing the trials and uncertainty of teenagehood, and assures them they're not alone.


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Savannah Brown's first collection of poetry isavulnerable account of adolescence from someone in the thick of it. Written between theages of sixteen and eighteen,with examinations of anxiety, death, first loves, and first lusts, Graffiti extends a hand to those undergoing the trials and uncertainty of teenagehood, and assures them they're not alone. Savannah Brown's first collection of poetry is a vulnerable account of adolescence from someone in the thick of it. Written between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, with examinations of anxiety, death, first loves, and first lusts, Graffiti extends a hand to those undergoing the trials and uncertainty of teenagehood, and assures them they're not alone.

30 review for Graffiti (and Other Poems)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ariel

    This collection 1/ zorched me into so many of the feelings I had as a teenager, 2/ renewed my hope in the idea of "YouTuber" books, and 3/ made me excited to get more poetry from Savannah!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eve

    i started by trying to find pieces of myself in all of sav's words, but being in someone else's head was comforting, in that weird way that only poetry is

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rowie

    Every review on poetry I have done up to this point had some remark like 'poetry is an artform that is meant to be gazed upon and felt, not understood'. It always felt unaccessible like walking through a castle and loving the fact that you can try to make up stories about how they used to live back in the day, but being unable to make up a story that would have a true representation of that time. Turns out I've just been reading the 'wrong' poetry. Savannah Brown is the voice of my generation. Every review on poetry I have done up to this point had some remark like 'poetry is an artform that is meant to be gazed upon and felt, not understood'. It always felt unaccessible like walking through a castle and loving the fact that you can try to make up stories about how they used to live back in the day, but being unable to make up a story that would have a true representation of that time. Turns out I've just been reading the 'wrong' poetry. Savannah Brown is the voice of my generation. There wasn't a word in there that I didn't understand, because most of them I had felt before. The rhythm and beat of her words grab you. Most of the poems made me want to scream yes, you get it! Savannah's words balance on insecurities and wanting to show the world that 'you've got the fire', which would be an accurate description of my own mind. I'm glad poetry doesn't always have to feel like reading a classic from the 1800s. I may just like slam poetry or young poets better :).

  4. 5 out of 5

    - ̗̀meg ̖́-

    I love Sav's poems so much. They're hauntingly beautiful and will most likely resonate with me for days.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Meghan Hughes

    I woke up wanting to finish this book today for some odd reason. I first started it in 2016 when she released it & never finished it because in all honesty, I did not have the vocabulary for it at the time. I didn’t have the reading comprehension skills either. This time though, OH YES I DID! And I LOVED IT! I read this in one sitting this morning as it’s a very short 65 page book. I really love how when I read Savannah’s work, I can hear her sounding it all out/enunciating certain words. I woke up wanting to finish this book today for some odd reason. I first started it in 2016 when she released it & never finished it because in all honesty, I did not have the vocabulary for it at the time. I didn’t have the reading comprehension skills either. This time though, OH YES I DID! And I LOVED IT! I read this in one sitting this morning as it’s a very short 65 page book. I really love how when I read Savannah’s work, I can hear her sounding it all out/enunciating certain words. That is probably from the amount of her spoken word I’ve watched her read online, but it was still very cathartic. If you love poetry, I urge you to read this collection. She has a gripping way of writing that is slightly on the gory side at times & often sad, but hopeful at the end. I loved her word choice throughout this the most. A very wonderful book from a wonderful gal! 10/10!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Raven and Beez

    This AMAZING book was gifted to me by my forever bae, Beez. It’s also signed by the author and there’s a coffee stain on the front cover (Thaaanks Bae!). The Bloggo This book is the kind of book you read in your twenties. Reading it reminded me of my teenage years and it also reminded me of who I am now and who I am yet to be. Definitely, the poetry book I would recommend THE MOST to anyone! It’s bound to take you to a trip down memory lane, all the sweet, bitter and bitter-sweet memories. And the This AMAZING book was gifted to me by my forever bae, Beez. It’s also signed by the author and there’s a coffee stain on the front cover (Thaaanks Bae!). The Bloggo This book is the kind of book you read in your twenties. Reading it reminded me of my teenage years and it also reminded me of who I am now and who I am yet to be. Definitely, the poetry book I would recommend THE MOST to anyone! It’s bound to take you to a trip down memory lane, all the sweet, bitter and bitter-sweet memories. And the illustrations just add a beautiful touch to this masterpiece. I know I will revisit this collection again and again because I loved 95% of the poems and the rest I just liked. I didn’t dislike any of them. Truly, a poetry collection worth reading. The best part is that it’s PERFECT for those who want to start getting into poetry. Lots of love, Raven

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tess

    2.5/5 I think Savannah Brown is definitely a talented poet with potential, but I think this collection lacked. While occasionally there was some nice imagery, most of the poems lacked anything concrete to make them not personal poems. I also found the almost full omission of commas and periods distracting; when you take out those things it should be done with an intention of creating a sense of confusion. There were a few poems with a lot of potential though, and I think this collection is 2.5/5 I think Savannah Brown is definitely a talented poet with potential, but I think this collection lacked. While occasionally there was some nice imagery, most of the poems lacked anything concrete to make them not personal poems. I also found the almost full omission of commas and periods distracting; when you take out those things it should be done with an intention of creating a sense of confusion. There were a few poems with a lot of potential though, and I think this collection is actually pretty strong for self-published works. I wish it just had an editor.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Izzy

    This beautiful little collection took my breath away and I will hold it close to my heart and read it again, and again, and again. My favourite poetry collection The poems were long poems with beautiful illustrations and explored the poets life growing up, from the ages of 17-19. Being 18 years old myself, I could really connect with this collection and I found the poems so beautiful. The poems centre around themes of love, family, breakup, the future, the struggles of growing up and the wonders This beautiful little collection took my breath away and I will hold it close to my heart and read it again, and again, and again. My favourite poetry collection❤️ The poems were long poems with beautiful illustrations and explored the poets life growing up, from the ages of 17-19. Being 18 years old myself, I could really connect with this collection and I found the poems so beautiful. The poems centre around themes of love, family, breakup, the future, the struggles of growing up and the wonders of growing up. Since the poems were in first person I could really feel the emotions embedded within the words and it felt as if Brown was there, whispering her feelings in my ear. My heart felt so warm while reading this and I will hold this little collection close to my heart. I will read this again and again. It’s great to have a poetry collection written about the stages of life I’m going through right now. I related to every poem and it felt wonderful. I’ll definitely be flipping through this poetry book time and time again. I highly recommend this collection, especially to those who are between the ages of 17-19!

  9. 5 out of 5

    C!

    I wanted to like this book more than I did (I was so excited and immediately preordered a copy and got it specially signed for me.) I'm a big fan of Savannah's YouTube channel where she reads these poems but on paper, the writing is nothing particularly special or mind blowing. HOWEVER, when these poems are performed or read aloud, it sounds pretty good. I think this would've been a great audio book but not a collection of poetry I will be reaching for again anytime soon. I will continue to I wanted to like this book more than I did (I was so excited and immediately preordered a copy and got it specially signed for me.) I'm a big fan of Savannah's YouTube channel where she reads these poems but on paper, the writing is nothing particularly special or mind blowing. HOWEVER, when these poems are performed or read aloud, it sounds pretty good. I think this would've been a great audio book but not a collection of poetry I will be reaching for again anytime soon. I will continue to watch Savannah's YouTube channel because I think she's a great performer but an average writer.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sean Leas

    This was a pleasantry enjoyable book of poetry with some interesting illustrations. I started following Savannah's YouTube channel a few months ago because of her poetry and was glad to see that she had a book release, I took that opportunity to snap it up. I've read through it a few times now and thus far my favourite is burgundy walls; she puts into poetry something that many of us do when we take a stroll through our own neighbourhoods.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    Some poems were okay. But all very similar.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Graffiti (And Other Poems) Man, am I glad that I purchased the book. I'm kinda kicking myself that I didn't get the actual book, but just the ebook. But no matter the format, this book was just beautiful. The illustrations where just super cute. And the writing. So amazing. I seriously loved all these poems so much, there wasn't one that didn't touch me for some reason. So many of them were so relatable. Ah, I'm just in love. I can't wait to read more from her. Graffiti (And Other Poems) Man, am I glad that I purchased the book. I'm kinda kicking myself that I didn't get the actual book, but just the ebook.   But no matter the format, this book was just beautiful. The illustrations where just super cute. And the writing. So amazing. I seriously loved all these poems so much, there wasn't one that didn't touch me for some reason. So many of them were so relatable.   Ah, I'm just in love. I can't wait to read more from her.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Emīlija

    4.25/5 stars i didn't love every poem, but my favourites include "Real Estate", "After", "Moles Don't Think About Space Or Small Talk", "Graffiti", "The Only Thing I Know To Be True" "Heirlooms", "Three Things I Have Learned Four Thousand Miles From Home", "Words Of Gods". i think around the end the poems got better, and i think i will definitely re-read this book some day.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chloë

    I'm a really big fan of Savannah's poetry and I did enjoy 4 or 5 of the poems but I think I prefer it when I hear them read out in videos.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Quentin Zero

    Gorgeous illustration, I certainly didnt like all the poems but some really striking words.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Vera

    Explosion of emotions. Explosion of emotions. ♥♥♥

  17. 5 out of 5

    ash ronnel

    This poetry collection was so bittersweet and dark at times, but it also made me truly, deeply t h i n k. Savannah Brown is an incredible writer and I will definitely be coming back to these poems in the future! <> 4.5 STARS <>

  18. 4 out of 5

    Char (lunarchar_)

    A beautiful anthology. Easily relatable. I can’t wait for her upcoming novel

  19. 4 out of 5

    Willow L

    I really, really liked this! I will be making a video review soon.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    3.5 stars. Review to follow.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Amy Rijk

    I don't usually read poetry, but the art style (by Ed Stockham) on the cover got me interested. Savannah Brown turned out not to be as much of a stranger as I thought she was. I had actually stumbled upon one of her videos on Youtube a few years ago. A slam poem: What Guys Look for in Girls. It got me into writing some poems myself back then and made sure I opened my mind to poetry a bit more. Graffiti (and Other Poems) is awesome. I love the illustrations as much as I like Savannah's way of I don't usually read poetry, but the art style (by Ed Stockham) on the cover got me interested. Savannah Brown turned out not to be as much of a stranger as I thought she was. I had actually stumbled upon one of her videos on Youtube a few years ago. A slam poem: What Guys Look for in Girls. It got me into writing some poems myself back then and made sure I opened my mind to poetry a bit more. Graffiti (and Other Poems) is awesome. I love the illustrations as much as I like Savannah's way of writing down her feelings. Not every poem was as appealing to me as the next, however some of them were very relatable. I adore Words of Gods and The only things I know to be true. While Heirlooms had a bit of a perfect timing feel. If you'd like to give poetry a go I'd definitely recommend this, eventhough it might be a little expensive if you compare it to a full on novel. I'd say it's worth it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Wendle

    The poems are written from a place of introspection, but with enough perception to make them astute and mature. Poems like a poem just for me, real estate, and the only things i know to be true reveal an author who knows herself, but knows she’s not infallible, and knows she’s going to grow and change. While i relate to many of the feelings and sentiments in these poems, it’s with hindsight–i would never have been this self-aware as a teenager. And the art! The accompanying pieces amongst the The poems are written from a place of introspection, but with enough perception to make them astute and mature. Poems like a poem just for me, real estate, and the only things i know to be true reveal an author who knows herself, but knows she’s not infallible, and knows she’s going to grow and change. While i relate to many of the feelings and sentiments in these poems, it’s with hindsight–i would never have been this self-aware as a teenager. And the art! The accompanying pieces amongst the words. They’re perfect little visual snippets of the poems. There is one in particular of a capsizing ship that I would consider having tattooed on my body. Such simple artwork speaks volumes, in just the same way three verse poems contain as much depth as a novel. A slightly longer review can be read at my book blog: Marvel at Words.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Love, love, love. I've always adored watching Savannah reading her poetry. I love how honest and fragile the words are that she writes. And I'm so glad that she decided to put them into a book, so I can find myself reading them over and over.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Zita

    This is the first collection of poems I have ever read, and I enjoyed it so much! The poems are so beautiful and rhythmic and strong, and the illustrations are adorable! Would definitely like to read some more poetry now :)

  25. 5 out of 5

    G.N.

    Lovely little book of poems. I didn't know Savannah Brown until very recently so I looked up a few videos of hers before starting to read Graffiti. She reads some of her poems on her channel, which I thought was very nice and easy to connect to. I had a harder time with the book at first, perhaps because she was very young when she wrote it and some things I just couldn't relate to. I did really like the poems from the second part though, particularly the last few ones. Savanna uses a lot of Lovely little book of poems. I didn't know Savannah Brown until very recently so I looked up a few videos of hers before starting to read Graffiti. She reads some of her poems on her channel, which I thought was very nice and easy to connect to. I had a harder time with the book at first, perhaps because she was very young when she wrote it and some things I just couldn't relate to. I did really like the poems from the second part though, particularly the last few ones. Savanna uses a lot of imageries in the way she writes, and it seems like thoughts appear in the middle of her poems at times. The main theme is her teenagehood, with her love, desires and struggles. For fans of hers and curious souls both, I'm sure it'll be a very good read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    Yay! I've had this on my shelf for a while and I finally read it in its entirety. This has one of my favorite poems ever in it, "Moles Don't Think About Space or Small Talk." If I'm being honest, I don't think that old favorite was topped by any of the new ones in here for me, but it was still really enjoyable to read and I found some new ones that I like as well. I definitely much prefer hearing Savannah perform her own poetry, but I still enjoyed some beautiful lines and thoughts. I will Yay! I've had this on my shelf for a while and I finally read it in its entirety. This has one of my favorite poems ever in it, "Moles Don't Think About Space or Small Talk." If I'm being honest, I don't think that old favorite was topped by any of the new ones in here for me, but it was still really enjoyable to read and I found some new ones that I like as well. I definitely much prefer hearing Savannah perform her own poetry, but I still enjoyed some beautiful lines and thoughts. I will definitely be reaching for this again when I need some writing inspiration.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Caine

    Love the style and way the words are in the poems. Unique and amazing writer

  28. 4 out of 5

    Molly Bagnall

    What it's like to grow and come to terms with the body you inhabit on this Earth, put beautifully.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mária

    her poetry carries such a momentum, just like when you're young and feel as if life goes by too fast and you want to catch up with all the chaos you carry in you, a beautiful chase it was

  30. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    This has been on my currently reading for so long because I think I've read this atleast 5 times start to finish. This books sits beside my bed and whenever I'm struggling I always reach for it. Being eighteen this book represents the stage of life that I'm in, making it very close to my heart.

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