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Self Portrait

Poems & Essays

Published by Central Avenue Poetry
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Join Makenzie Campbell on an intimate odyssey through the unfiltered emotions of love, growth, and self-discovery in her coming-of-age collection, where each verse is a brushstroke in the self-portrait of navigating the labyrinth of one's twenties.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery with bestselling poet Makenzie Campbell in this captivating coming-of-age collection. Through the raw and honest lens of her pen, she delves into the intricacies of falling in love, navigating the challenges of growing up, embracing womanhood, and the profound experience of finding oneself.

Each chapter is accompanied by personal essays, offering an intimate glimpse into the inspiration behind her poetry. Lost in the labyrinth of her twenties, Makenzie paints her self-portrait with words, inviting readers to find their own reflections within the pages of this soul-stirring exploration. This is not just a collection; it's a shared odyssey of heart, growth, and the beautiful chaos of becoming.

About The Author

Makenzie Campbell is an author from Seattle, who has been writing since she first learned the alphabet. At eighteen, in the chaos of her high school senior year, she released her first collection, 2am Thoughts, which was a massive success. This was followed by Nineteen and Rooms of the Mind. Now in Denver, she's learning to navigate the labyrinth of her twenties. When she’s not writing or having an existential crisis, she can be found exploring the mountains, pursuing a masters in mental health, or packing her 21-liter backpack to explore new lands.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Central Avenue Poetry (September 3, 2024)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781771683852

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Raves and Reviews

“This was a journey of nostalgia. I was swept up in memories of first love, first heartbreak, and healing, all within the span of one evening.” – Courtney Peppernell, author of Pillow Thoughts (2am Thoughts)

"In spare poems with aphoristic lines and short prose segments, the book speaks to adolescent pain and suffering.” —Publishers Weekly (Nineteen)

“A necessary reminder that whatever we are feeling, we are never feeling it alone.” —Trista Mateer, author of Persephone Made Me Do It (Nineteen)

“A stunning and captivating read, and I’d recommend this collection to anyone who has ever needed to hear that they are not alone.” – Catarine Hancock, author of shades of lovers (Rooms of the Mind)

“A highly relatable look into the spectrum of human emotion, and how we compartmentalize our own feelings.” – Parker Lee, author of coffee days whiskey nights (Rooms of the Mind)

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