“Some good things must come to an end, for new things to begin. Poet Alicia Cook explores this grievous emotion in her latest and final mixtape collection, The Music Was Just Getting Good.”
#NewBookAlert: Have you been enjoying Alicia Cook’s mixtape trilogy? Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately (2017) and Sorry I Haven’t Texted You Back (2020) have now been joined by The Music Was Just Getting Good.
Like the previous two books The Music Was Just Getting Good was heavily inspired and surrounded by music. (I mean the title…right? Captain Obvious.)
As such she’s happily released a Spotify playlist of The Music Was Just Getting Good jams.
As for the The Music Was Just Getting Good it follows a similar format as the previous two books:
“Spread across 184 tracks (92 poems and 92 blackout poems), each paired with an accompanying song, Cook returns to her evergreen themes of mental health, hope, and recovery, and reminds readers that grief is not reserved solely for death.”
I laughed when she posted on IG that she’s back and sadder than ever. It’s funny cos it’s true. Stay Tuned. I’ve talked to Alicia and we’re in the process of arranging a My Summer Lair interview.
Published: January 09, 2024
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Promotion: Bookshop Affiliation Link
Sammy Younan is the affable host of My Summer Lair: think NPR’s Fresh Air meets Kevin Smith: interviews & impressions on Pop Culture.