About her book, Emotions
Everyday life can be described as a conversation between two beings, but variations occur each time this happens. They can be simple or complicated, trivial or meaningful. And when someone takes time to put these into words in variations that reveal all their flaws and whatever flatters, that is the poetry of Felicia Scott, and oh how profound and beautiful they can be.
The backdrop of Ms. Scott's poetry is urban, intimate, and as broad as the universe of the internet. Her poems take the shape of conversations, between female and male, between beliefs and reality, between truth and skepticism and strength versus vulnerability.
In Felicia Scott's work, she speaks in everyday language without pretentious elaboration. She doesn't select words to fit the moment. She listens, records and then replicates events into phrases that are revealing, witty and self-effacing. Scott takes you unashamedly into her world of relationships, both familial, romantic, spiritual, sexual and elevates them beyond mere examination. They are pictures in prose.
In her poems, aphorisms, metaphors and free-verse take on a mix of speech, style and uncommon wisdom without being preachy. There is sassy quality that blends with sensitivity, mixing universal themes into urban speech. Her words form a continuous stream that draws you closer to appreciating sensitivity rather than insulting your sensibilities, from the cynicism that catch the machinations of sex-starved, insecure, self-righteous men to people who are naive, superficial or genuinely trying to connect and finding disappointment or affirmations of faith.
Scott is unabashedly vulnerable while communicating a sense of confident self-awareness. She is hip, smart and funny in ways women and men can relate to without shaming either. In fact, many of her poems take you to places where we laugh or cry but also have experienced ourselves. She shows hidden agendas and thoughts, plus examines both ideas and expressions not for what they are on the surface but their surprising undercurrents of motivation.
There are wonderful descriptions of life experiences, insecurities, reluctant lessons and how things don't always work out or appear to be. Her directness is unapologetic, but feels reticent and laid back at times. If anyone wanted to see an episode of reality mixed with wit, wisdom and nod at the reading of such down-to-earth narrative and descriptive free verse, look no further than the poetry of Felicia Scott. You will laugh, cry, shake your head and whisper “uh huh” and come back for seconds!
Most Favorite Book Review
“There are the poets that I can read their work and it strikes me wrong, I bristle up like an animal for lack of a better description, but over time reading your poems sometimes it is like sitting with a group of women and the honesty cuts the air like a knife and everyone says did she just say that and laugh because the person came so real. That is what I get out of your poetry fiction or non-fiction it gives the affect you lived it watched it experienced it and can talk about it not as contrived words pulled from the air but soul that is in the marrow of the bone.” -Pamela Moorehead