Because I Am Different


Venice Garner-Moore’s Because I Am Different is a youthful, refreshing and honest volume of poetry reflecting the inner thoughts of a young, African American woman coming of age in urban America. Venice has recited her poetry for a number of audiences including opening for renowned, legendary poetry, Nikki Giovanni. With the utmost poise, Venice Garner-Moore brings her world to life and tactfully approaches controversial topics with elegance and grace. With spoken word as her vehicle, Because I Am Different chronicles Venice’s journey of realization, reflection, and ultimately self-actualization. Although her approach is a very analytical one, her poems are never hypocritical or judgmental. In fact, Venice’s words inspire. Some of her works such as “Be Yourself” is invoked by sheer honesty, as she encourages her audience to embrace individuality. In such poems as “Education Is The Key,” Venice imparts some words of wisdom on the importance of knowledge. In “I’m Thinking, “ the most innermost thoughts of a young woman are revealed, and poems such as “You Said, I Said” and “Ready For Love,” an audience favorite, explore the dynamics of young love. “You will find poems that can relate to past and present situations, whether it be your life or a friend’s,” says Venice of her book. “I know that at least some of the poems will speak directly to the readers.” Share Venice’s world and discover pieces of your own, as Because I Am Different explores several contemporary issues such as love, relationships, pain, sex, respect, family AIDS, education, and God. Remember; never limit yourself in anything you do. “Everyday is a good day, it’s just that some days are better than others!!” –Author Unknown Enjoy!