Book Review: Delving into the Emotion Tapestry with “Mumbo Jumbo… I Love You” by Kewayne Wadley

You all know how I LOVE my poetry! I have a new one to tell you all about today. “Mumbo Jumbo… I Love You,” a collection of poems by Kewayne Wadley, does a fantastic job of examining the wide range of intricate and in-depth human emotions that we all experience occasionally. The poems in this collection delve deeply into the difficulties of life, love, and self-discovery. Peeling back the layers of the human experience is like reading these poetry.

Wadley has an uncanny ability to capture those fleeting moments in life—the highs, the lows, and everything in between—and to convey them on the page in a way that is both eerily relevant and strongly feels personal. Each poem is a little lesson packaged in lovely words, like a picture of life. You receive a thorough and moving investigation of what it means to be human. Long after you put the book down, you’ll be thinking about these poetry.

One of my favorite parts of this poetry book is how it handles love. Love is everywhere in these poems – it fuels them, shapes them, and gives them depth. You might experience the raw depth of longing in one poem, and you might be laughing at the lighthearted humor in another. This collection’s depiction of love is like a multifaceted gem that reflects various hues of emotion with each page flip.

The beauty of this book isn’t just in what it says, but how it says it. His poems are personal, yet they speak to universal experiences. They’re like miniature stories, full of vivid imagery and emotional depth. Each one invites you to pause, reflect, and see the world from a fresh perspective.

“Mumbo Jumbo… I Love You” is a journey of emotion, self-exploration, and a testament to all that makes us human and beautiful.

Reading it is an intimate, enlightening experience. So, if you’re in the mood for a journey through the landscape of human emotion, give this collection of poems a read.

Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

About the Author:

Kewayne Wadley (November 5, 1987 Groton Connecticut) is a Memphis-based poetic storyteller whose mission is to spread love and inspiration through the power of words. Breathing his first human breath in Connecticut, he wound up spending most of his childhood days in the Deep South and much farther south: Central America.

Distinctly amorous lines infused with sultry overtones, Kewayne’s poetry paints vivid pictures of whirlwind romances and loves as unshaken as placid lakes. The unwavering support of his loved ones, especially his grandmother is what drives him the most. His innate ability to see life through an unconventional lens can be witnessed in his innovative approach to his craft.

Throughout his writing career, Kewayne’s poems have been featured in an array of anthologies and zines, including but not limited to Collected Whispers (2006), For This Cause Writers Unite (2012), The Poetic Bond IX (2019), Porter Gulch Review: 36th Edition (2020), and Who’s Who in American Poetry (2021). He also was also crowned the 3rd Place Winner for his haiku “Full of Posies” (Dreamers Magazine, 2022) and received Honorable Mention for “Love Sometimes” (The Poetic Bond X). In addition to book number two, he is the father of Listening to Songs at Midnight.

When he isn’t jotting down romantic free-verse on any writing surface he can find, this multi-passionate writer is either drawing, painting, or listening to an eclectic assortment of music. He also has quite the green thumb, so he has taken up gardening.

To stay in-the-know, make sure to follow Kewayne on social media

(IG: @PoeticBlues1, FB: @Romero.Amour, & Poem Hunter: Kewayne Wadley)

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