Poetry isn't just corny love songs. Deeply personal, it can also illuminate the wider world. This is poetry of loss, of political maturity, and of one woman's broadening role as a black person in America. In September of 2003, she lost her grandmother, whom she was very close to, so many of the poems describe her loss in detail, and highlight her memories. Serious as well as playful, she examines subjects from the President of the United States to the pastor of her church. About the Author: Neferti-ti Pranya Hamza is the only child of Denise Love and Keith Swindle. She was raised by a single mother who often worked two jobs throughout her life to support her daughter. Neferti-ti's mother also writes poetry and music as well. It is Neferti-ti's hope that in the near future they will write a song together. Neferti-ti is currently single and resides on the south side of Chicago where she is currently working on her third book of poetry. She works full time during the day and attends college part-time at night. Her goal in life is to write at least five books of poetry.