In third grade, I started writing poetry and short stories. As I mentioned in my dyslexia books, I was discouraged from writing. The irony of it all, being dyslexic with a soul that wants to write poetry. Insatiable Consumption of Being represents my poet’s pen urgent need to be heard. Included in the book is a selection of microstories which range from historical fiction to science-fiction.
The poetry is an eclectic collection, similar to Proper Grey Areas. The book could belong in many categories as I cover themes of humanity, technology, loss, grief, and intimidation. Mixed in the collection is an appreciation of nature’s simplicity. Music is my writing muse, which is evident in my poem lyrics that can be paired with song melodies.
Readers often mention To Be Human as one of their favorite poems from the book.
To Be Human
Quietly without notice,
the very essence of what makes us human,
what makes us feel alive,
With each delegation of one simple boring task at a time
“Tiffany’s first volume of poetry is a well-written important work, as it displays her extremely sophisticated use of alienation. The divisions she uses within her poems facilitate our understanding, and her attunement to her art. We see this brilliant woman’s poetry provide a means to navigate through the dangerous shoals. Doubt and ennui may distract but her writing finds spaces that are less confined. The material is often intensely personal as her use of metaphorical elements conveys emotions and impressions beyond the literal. The poems are generally accessible with a few exceptions.”
– Dr. Martin, Professor at Kent State Unversity
“You can honestly feel the heart being poured into these words. You feel the joy of being released from the bonds of what she was forced to write and being able to return back to her roots of poetry. You can feel the wind blow or the Texas heat as you read her elegantly thought out words. I had a hard time putting her poems down and have a feeling I will be returning to them often! If you need something that expresses all the human emotions this is for you!”
-Kay Smeal, Award-Winning Blogger and Author
I’ve read two of Tiffany Sunday’s other books (Dyslexia’s Competitive Edge and How Dyslexics Will Rule the Future) and although I enjoyed them, I really loved Insatiable Consumption of Being. It was great to see Sunday’s more artistic side come out in her poetry. This book of poems is insightful, raw, real, and thought-provoking. I’m so glad she had the courage to write such a personal book that lets the reader into her incredibly creative mind and soul.
Insatiable Consumption of Being is distributed through Ingram Spark with book returns available from the publisher.