Nicole Edwards

Rookie (5-25-1983 / Flint Michigan)

Comments about Nicole Edwards

  • Rookie Phillip Ellis (10/22/2008 4:07:00 PM)

    Dear Nicole,

    thank you for giving me this chance to read your poems. I appreciate their emotional forthrightness, even as they feel to be conveyed with a technical naivete. At times, it feels as if the poems become too direct, too involved in reporting your situations directly from life; here, perhaps, developing some distance by working away from the 'I' of the first person, to, perhaps, the 'you' of the second person, or even 'he/she/it' of the third, can help, as I have found with my own work.

    Please feel free to dropp me a line if ever you want a detailed critique. And if there is any way that I can help benefit you and your poetry.



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So They Say

So they say

So they tell you to tell people that your home life is more than ok
But they don’t know your secret life do they?
No no no you tell people on the sly that your home life is far from ok
But what do you do when you know what people are doing and their actions are far from ok?
And if you are told that if u try to fix things that people will go to jail
And you know that the person that mattered most in your life is dead
And u don’t know what to do or where to turn and that

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