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Love from the Vortex & Other Poems (Kaleidoscope Vibrations, LLC) is poet and scholar-activist Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz’s first full-length collection. An archaeological 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. 

Revealing moments of happiness, fantasy, frustration, and eventually dealing with the dissolution of relationships, the book moves beyond these anticipated stages to moments of grace and beauty that come with the discovery and practice of self love, and a more fuller understanding of what it means to truly love someone as your love yourself.

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Not just a work of art, but a work of LOVE!

Dr. Sealy-Ruiz opens by saying “I write to free and heal myself” and yet after listening to her poems, you will feel inspired and ready to look at your own life and experiences from a reflective lens. Through her vulnerability, Dr. Sealy-Ruiz connects to her listeners where everyone can relate to the full range of emotions connected to love.

As she invites us into these relationships of her past, we are challenged to analyze our own relationships and past loves. This is not just a work of art, but a work of love! Although several relationships are discussed, the message of self-love, self-discovery and self-reflection are strong and timely.

Dr. Sealy-Ruiz’s narration in combination with the fitting background music has taken her book to the next level. This was a delight to listen to and I look forward to more from Dr. Sealy-Ruiz!

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A work of art that keeps on giving

In her beautiful book of poetry, Dr. Sealey-Ruiz opened up her heart and poured forth from it verbal nectar. As she reflected on six past relationships, she invited readers to explore the value of the connections in our lives, past and present, and to be happy to have known love - and that which lies in its shadow.

A wordsmith with a big soul, Yolie has now created this spoken word version that is absolutely a joy to listen to!