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Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Title: Dept. of Speculation
Author: Jenny Offill
Pages: 180
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vintage (Penguin)
Time taken to read: 3 days
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads synopsis: Dept. 632 more words

Book Review

I felt the cadence of your voice run through my veins

Whilst reading your letters

I thought that it was so romantic that you still wrote them, after all these years… 55 more words


2 Faces or 1

The poem asks who is this child woman and where has she gone? Does her poems still grow in sun-flowers? Does she still dance in the rain?   107 more words

Daily Musings

Accursed with a black thumb

I was told to plant good seeds inside me

And  beautiful things would bloom

Seems like those were just lies… 8 more words


Brown Girl Dreaming

(This poem was written for an English 201 class taken in Spring of 2016)

Earlier today I popped an ingrown hair on my leg and the indents from my nails looked like the Triple Moon Goddess. 102 more words


We Are Students

(This piece was inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem “We Real Cool” and was written for an English 201 class taken in Spring of 2016.)

We are students. 21 more words




SETTING:Therapists office. A purple couch sits caddy corner to a large mahogany desk. The carpet is is fluffy and cream colored like a shaggy dog. 553 more words