Read Getting Stitches Online Free - "Getting Stitches" is Rudy Francisco's first chapbook. It consists of 16 poems. The collection is an exploration of human experience. It's a journey of introspection, acknowledgement and growth. It is both laughter and heartbreak, honesty and sarcasm, faith and questions. It's confident, awkward and everything in between. It's falling apart, being stitched up and hoping the wounds heal properly.
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March 23, 2017
This book felt like when you wait so long for something to happen and then it does but it's much better than you ever imagined.
you close your eyes at the end of each poem, and it's there, the dip of the stomach.
it was an amazing experience, this book is a gift. in more ways than one.
September 25, 2013
It gets one less star because it is Too. Short.
January 03, 2015
I gave this book 3.5 stars. I have loved Rudy Francisco as a spoken word poet for sometime and was really excited that he published some of his poetry. He is a master of metaphor and I love him for it. The reason I didn't rate this book higher, was not that the content wasn't good, it's great, bu...
January 23, 2015
Rudy is one of my favorite spoken word poets, but I actually wasn't in love with all of the poems in Getting Stitches. There were some good poems, a couple great poems—but too often there were poems that had beautiful moments undercut by disappointingly cliché moments.
For example, in "Poem for A...
July 16, 2017
Just what I needed. I love most of the poems here, it's not pretentious but it digs in my soul.
May 19, 2017
My favorite poem "A Lot Like You" is included in this collection. Rudy is too good with the metaphors that it makes me writer-jealous.
March 09, 2014
Despite the spelling mistakes and the fact that this little collection of poems is far too short, I can't give this anything less than five stars. Rudy Francisco has been blowing my mind with his words for a long time. There is magic in those hands of his and power in his voice.
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March 06, 2014
I am giving this collection five stars even though it is so short, because it's so raw, and so beautiful. It doesn't contain some of his most recent work; but the poems it does have are moving, and very raw. His metaphors are amazing. Rudy Francisco is a joy to watch, and read.
January 18, 2015
It was way too short but I will forgive him because I love him.
October 17, 2013
One of the best little books of poetry I've read in a long time. Makes you think, makes you reflect on things differently than you might have before. Loved it.