Today Means Amen

Today Means Amen

Vivid, courageous, and candid, the poetry of Sierra deMulder speaks straight to the heart. Dear you: Whoever you are, However you got here, This is exactly where you are supposed to be. This moment has waited its whole life for you. These are the opening lines of "Today Means Amen," YouTube star Sierra deMulder?s immensely powerful and virally popular poem, which lends its t Vivid, courageous, and candid, the poetry of Sierra deMulder speaks straight to the heart. Dear you:...

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Title:Today Means Amen
Author:Sierra DeMulder
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Today Means Amen
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

Today Means Amen Reviews

  • Joseph
    Dec 20, 2015
    Today Means Amen by Sierra DeMulder is a collection of poetry and a reflection on life. DeMulder is an internationally touring performance poet, educator, and two-time National Poetry Slam champion. Sierra is a 2014 McKnight Fellowship recipient and her work has been featured on NPR, H...
  • Maria
    May 15, 2016
    Review to come, but I leave you with this: "Dear you, whoever you are, however you got here, this is exactly where you are supposed to be. This moment has waited its whole life for you. This moment is your lover and you are a soldier. Come home, baby, it's over. You don't need...
  • Gary Anderson
    Jan 19, 2016
    In a voice brashly proud of its vulnerability, Sierra DeMulder?s absorbing new collection Today Means Amen will help readers appreciate a world that lets us claim higher ground if we have known and moved past mistakes, miscalculations, and imperfections. And that includes pretty much...
  • Alyse Liebovich
    Dec 15, 2016
    There are a few poems towards the end of this collection that have moved onto my "favorite poems" list. Would really love to see Sierra perform them live. Writers Week hopeful! ...
  • haereads
    Sep 01, 2015
    So, so beautiful. Touched my heart in a thousand different ways. Sierra is my favorite poet of all time, and Today Means Amen (the poem the book is titled after) is my favorite poem of all time. Buy it and support her + heal yourself in the process. ...
  • Pamela Scott
    Jan 06, 2016
    Today Means Amen is a fantastic collection of poems. I?m not familiar with DeMulder?s work and after reading this collection (which blew my mind, by the way) I?m hungry for more of her poems. I loved everything about this collection, every poem, every word, every image and eve...
  • Sarah
    Jan 22, 2018
    For a few years now, I have had a picture that I framed hanging in my house that reads "You Whose Voice is Someone's Favorite Voice, Nothing Would be the Same if You Did Not Exists". These words have been really meaningful to me and it wasn't until recently that I found out that they c...
  • Eunice Moral
    Dec 05, 2016
    I first heard of Sierra DeMulder on Youtube, she was a known Spoken Word artist, I have watched few of her performances and was immediately drawn to her craft. Today Means Amen is a proof that DeMulder?s talent deserves every spotlight. I suggest that you watch her performances first...
  • Geoffrey
    Sep 12, 2017
    Where do one even begin to attempt talk about a book in which the writer has been able to so masterfully capture love, loss, pain, and more in a collection of poems that all successfully touch both the soul and heart of the reader? DeMulder's words are able to convey so much, and as a ...
  • Edward  Goetz
    Nov 05, 2016
    This is my "Book of the Year" for 2016. I found Ms. DeMulder's poetry because this book was a Goodreads finalist in the best poetry category for the year. I have not read much poetry in my life, but this collection had a very big impact on me, as has her other four collections. She is ...
  • BookishStitcher
    Dec 23, 2018
    So many of these poems seemed to speak personally to me, which is the really amazing thing about poetry and emotions. ...
  • Es Summer
    Dec 19, 2015
    Today Means Amen is a short book full of poems. Different stories, different poems. The poems are interesting, more a story than real poetry. The poems touched me. The thoughts of the author touched me. The book was about lost love, about children growing up too fast, about ...
  • Sarah Cuddie
    Sep 08, 2017
    I was enjoying this book, and then I got to the last part and suddenly I was broken into little tiny pieces and being put back together at the same time. I stopped feeling alone. There are numerous beautiful poems in this book. A few of my favourites are: "My Lover Found Me Weepin...
  • jenice
    Apr 29, 2017
    i feel like if i heard the poems instead of reading them, i would have liked this a whole lot more ...
  • Brandon Forsyth
    Nov 24, 2015
    I'm having difficulty using words as well as Sierra DeMulder does. Suffice it to say that this is beautiful, raw stuff. More thoughts to come when I give up on trying to do this book justice ;) ...
  • Adriana Martinez Figueroa
    Apr 22, 2017
    In this book, Sierra DeMulder tackles love, the loss of love, mental health, among many other issues, in a beautiful way. I was in awe with her words, the imagery, the everything that makes you lift up and up and away into a world of poetry. If you listen to some of the poems that she'...
  • Noura
    Jan 01, 2016
    I have read 2 of Sierra DeMulder's books and am familiar with her work. I went in to this with high hopes. I wanted to love it, I really really did but that wasn't the case. With the exception of a few I felt like I was just reading the same poem over and over. They all blended into on...
  • Sarah
    Jun 22, 2017
    This took me awhile to read because I wanted to savor each poem. While I liked all of them, a few stuck out in particular. I think that everyone, especially women, can find something to appreciate in DeMulder's work. I mean, I don't think of myself as someone who likes poetry, but ...
  • Bree Hill
    Apr 03, 2017
    On the back of Today Means Amen, the friend of Sierra DeMulder finishes off her blurb by saying, "I believe this book will leave you feeling less alone." That is such the truth. Prepare yourself for a dose of reality: emotionless boyfriends, the love of your 8 year old niece, visiting ...
  • Niki Crabtree
    Jan 19, 2016
    Unbelievable. Sierra DeMulder is such an incredible, delightful, awe-inspiring poet. Everyone should read her poems, and watch her performances. She is everything. ...
  • Megan
    Jan 19, 2016
    I wish I knew how to put into words how this book made me feel. I've struggled to write a review for Sierra Demulder's collection of poems for awhile now because of just that.... but if you love poetry that makes you feel and think and fall out of and in love all over again, "Today Mea...
  • Guille
    Mar 08, 2019
    I?m sorry, but whenever I opened this book I felt sleepy. Not my type of poetry, thought it was kinda messy. ...
  • Cosima
    Feb 16, 2016
    Sierra writes such captivating images in a unique voice. She weaves a spell and you see the magic through even the realest moments of her life she captures in her work. Her work is relatable, honest, lovely. A revelation. ...
  • Mo Moses
    Oct 10, 2017
    I can?t write a review right now as there is a dust storm where I live and my eyes are irritated. ...
  • Erika
    Nov 28, 2016
    Leave your shame. It will not follow you home. i don't believe in god but if i did i would thank him for placing a talent like sierra demulder on this earth. this is the third poetry collection of hers that i read and i hope to read a thousand more. (no pressure, though, miss demuld...
  • Laura
    Nov 19, 2016
    This is a phenomenal collection of poetry that is so emotionally moving that quite often the tears were flowing free. DeMulder has the gift of touching on life's vulnerabilities and laying them bare with such raw honesty, and yet, there is strength and encouragement herein. The poems o...
  • Ameet
    Jan 02, 2017
    i... underlined sentences and starred whole pages and felt things I didn't want to and read some honest real raw words that made me gasp and cry. all I can say about this book is /wow/. (thanks to taylor for getting this title tattooed on her skin, thus compelling me to read these poem...
  • Sofi
    Jun 10, 2017
    This was beautiful, as Sierra's writing always is. She remains my favorite poet besides Blythe Baird. Her words have gotten me through so many tough times and made me feel so many emotions. She was actually the one who got me into poetry in the first place and made me fall in love with...
  • Catherine M
    Feb 27, 2016
    "we still stayed?holding each other, arguing, crumpled together in that tub not meant for two or even someone your size. Until the candles burned out, until we were dry." - Sierra DeMulder, Chai & Whiskey This is a collection of poetry that made me feel more lovable...
  • Wesley Ballesteros
    Jan 16, 2019
    This book is absolutely amazing! It?s modern poetry without being completely centered around relationships and heartbreak (a welcome relief). As much as I enjoy a good love poem or dear john verse, the way this collection touched on heavier, more significant subjects was beautiful. I...