free verse poetry / prose
Thoughtfully put together, Hannah’s first anthology will take you on a poetic journey through growing up, hardships from the past, relationships, letters and stills of memories as she’s stepping into adulthood with a heavy, yet curious heart.
“This book was created when I re-read rain-washed entries in my journal that I flipped throughout the past four years and I stumbled into a pool of nostalgia, experienced some slight tightening by the chest and caught myself nodding proudly at a phrase I had written, once intoxicated and once on top of the world, months ago. I hope you enjoy reading YOU, ME & WINE and find that you’re not aloe with how you’re feeling right now.”
Reviews / Thoughts on “You, Me & Wine”
Auderoy Lin on her blog
You, Me & Wine (formerly Naked As We Came) is a deeply personal anthology of poems, letters, paragraphs, and sentences, and it comes in five parts: “Roots,” “Letters to You,” “Love Train,” “Caravan,” and “Uphill.” One of my favourite pieces from the collection was “Alice.” I wasn’t sure what part of it I wanted quote, so I’m going to stick the whole poem here as a preview to the rest of the anthology:
‘so this is growing up.
one day you’ll realize
that nothing stays the same.
and you’ll be surprised,
or at least you’ll wonder.
and your name may not be Alice
but you’ll know how it feels like
when your world starts
turning into something else.’
Some other lines that tugged at me were:
your true you.
the you that stays awake all night
counting mistakes instead of sheep.’
‘destination in mind but the journey at heart,
no maps required,’