Spotlight Read: Anxiety and Things that Shatter by Samuel Adeyemi

Book Blurb

Anxiety and Things that Shatter is a collection of poetry about an endless journey through anxiety, pain and the process of healing. The poems featured in this collection are a mix of traditional and spoken word poetry, all selected carefully from 2017 – 2019.


“My anxiety is a high fever without a host–
it floats above my head
like a halo drenched in gasoline,
waiting for my tongue to strike the matchstick
and set fire to the steps and walls
of my mind.”

Anxiety and Things that Shatter by Samuel Adeyemi

Vivid, raw and captivating poetry is always a delight.

I’m intrigued with narratives that explore living with anxiety and other mental health disorders as a creative. I explored anxiety alongside sexuality in my debut book, Stab love with Flower Stalks.

A friend shared excerpts from this book and I wanted it so bad. I’m happy to have a copy but I can’t read it yet. I’ve add it to my After-Bar-Finals-Reading-List.

More info..

Words: 9,200.

Language: English.

Published: July 25, 2019, Ebook on Smashwords

Genre/Category: Poetry, Contemporary Poetry

Download it free here and leave a review!


  1. I’m really glad to have my book on your blog, thank you. Hopefully when you’re done reading, you’ll enjoy love it!


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