The Peace Chronicles, Yolanda Sealy-Ruiz- Documenting my last moments in the Vortex, The Peace Chronicles moves from a searing betrayal by Tyrone (Love from the Vortex & Other Poems) to my equanimity with it. These poems also record my peacemaking with my father, the tireless work of my ancestors, and celebrates the freedom that brings me tranquility, contentment, and joy.
With beautiful endorsements by the amazing Mahogany L. Browne, Rio Cortez, Adam Falkner, Micah Bournes & Amelia Simone, my sophomore collection asks the questions: How can we learn from pain that grips us tightly? Where does love go to be laid to rest and when it rises again, do we name it resurrection, awakening, or reimagining?
Love at the Vortex, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz- Love from the Vortex & Other Poems (Kaleidoscope Vibrations, LLC), is poet and scholar-activist Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz’s first full-length collection. An archeological exploration on love and intimacy, the book charts her journey of finding and losing love over the span of three decades with six different men who came into her life at various times, but also offers a universal take on what can happen when one seeks love and connection with others, and the lessons that follow when that connection and love is lost.