This collection of original poems by Rebecca Dupas is what happens when characters from Somebody Else’s Blues: A Novel are given voice. Take a woman, her ex, her new boo, and her best friend. Imagine they’ve just walked into the same open-mic poetry night to share their experiences through poetry. Those “performances”, new and repurposed poems by the author, make up the chapters in this collection. Through each character performance, readers learn that Rachel is searching for her forever love, her ex Brandon has his own story to tell, her new boo Marcus is eager to show her something different, and her best friend Dorsey has been there to witness it all.
In tandem with the novel or as a stand alone collection, these poems explore the highs and lows of love and friendship and the turns we take in wanting something different for others and ourselves. Somebody Else’s Blues: An Open Mic Experience is a seamless dialogue about the decisions we make on our journey from judgment to forgiveness and from the allure of love to letting it go.
The Somebody Else’s Blues book series includes a novel, collection of poetry, and a relationship reflection journal. The series is an exploration of what we can learn about ourselves, who we’ve loved, how we demonstrate love, and what we expect from it. While each can stand alone, they are perfect literary companions. To learn more and to add each to your collection, visit rebeccadupas.com.
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