susie bocks clementineAlthough there were so many great poems in SMITTEN to choose from, “Please like girls” by Clementine, took me back to the early years of discovering my sexuality. Each time I met girls who got my attention, there was this feeling of mystery surrounding our interactions, and it was hard to talk openly about desires.

Same-sex attraction just wasn’t spoken about in those years. This poem highlighted the trepidation and angst I experienced during the teenage years but also my interest in the same sex which remained unspoken until I became a woman.

Remembering those feelings that I dared not speak about is a powerful reminder how important SMITTEN is to the next generation. I’m so glad to be a part of the energy of this sex-positive culture. #LOVEISLOVE

We were very honored to have Susi’s poem in SMITTEN she’s an extremely talented writer. Susi Bocks writes a wonderful blog of her own on WordPress called I Write Her and also is Associate Editor and Barista Author at Fictional Café

Susi’s work can be purchased via Amazon you can also catch her thoughts on Twitter 

To read more SMITTEN poets purchase a copy in time for the holidays and share this incredible project with someone you love. SMITTEN is available via Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Ingram for any independent bookstore. Consider supporting SMITTEN each purchase COUNTS and lifts up the visibility of 120 incredibly talented poets and artists who created this beautiful collection of poetry and art. 

7 Replies to “SMITTEN authors share their favorite poems in SMITTEN / Susi Bocks”

  1. Reblogged this on I Write Her and commented:
    I want to again thank Candice for her work and hard efforts to produce this wonderful anthology. It’s an important book in this day to counteract the hate and bigotry we see around us. If you haven’t gotten a copy of SMITTEN yet, please consider doing so now. It’s a wonderful book. <3

  2. Thank you so much for this Susi. And for contributing your powerful and beautiful work to this important anthology. I am eternally grateful for your support and voice.

  3. Thank you very much for sharing this SMITTEN post and supporting SMITTEN I am trying to shine a light on this project continually and your involvement and appreciation is really helpful – thank you!

Comments are closed.