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Changing with the Tides



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About The Book

TikTok poet Shelby Leigh presents a moving and inspirational collection of poetry about growing up and embracing all the beauty life has to offer. The perfect gift for fans of Rupi Kaur, Connor Franta, and Cleo Wade.

Shelby Leigh breaks up her poignant and reflective poetry collection into two themes: the anchor and the sail. While the anchor explores issues of insecurity, heartbreak, and anxiety, the sail focuses on healing and hope after the storm.

With an emphasis on self-empowerment, changing with the tides is an evocative and celebratory set of poems for anyone who dreams of following their heart and embracing their true self.

About The Author

Shelby Leigh is a mental health poet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the author of two poetry collections: It Starts Like This and changing with the tides. Find out more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (July 12, 2022)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668010167

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Raves and Reviews

“Shelby has done it again! This collection is absolutely stunning. I loved the story it told and how it showed the growth and healing she has gone through and is still going through. There is so much to take away from this collection and I recommend it to anybody who loves poetry, especially the writing of poets like Nikita Gill or Amanda Lovelace.”—Catarine Hancock, author of shades of lovers

changing with the tides is one of those poetry collections that speaks to those who have always seen softness and strength as synonymous. Shelby's ability to write about emotional trauma with such delicacy is truly remarkable. Her sensitivity comes through in every word—making the reader feel like Shelby isn't only sharing her own personal experiences but is being mindful of the reader's comfort. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is coping with anxiety or looking for some healing words without having to read something heavy. Thank you, Shelby, for striking such a graceful balance with your poetry.”—Marya Layth, author of Driftwood

“This book is full of tender sincerities that touch on issues such as anxiety, insecurity, and loss. Leigh's words move through the process of healing in a way that ultimately left me feeling uplifted and seen.”—Amanda Linsmeier, author of Our Wild Magic

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