Burning Through the Bloodline
A stunning and honest debut poetry collection from Nikki Marrone. Burning Through the Bloodline is a collection of work that explores the shadows that we carry through life, the traumas both embodied and inherited that are too often passed down from generation to generation. Birthed from a personal journey to move beyond trauma, shame, and victimhood to reclaim a sense of self. It is an ode to motherhood, family, survivorship, and femininity.
“When I watch Nikki Marrone perform, I stop. And watch. Her work is open, honest and warm, and she speaks with a real passionate, for both poetry and her range of subjects, that I do not often see. You can tell she loves poetry, words and emotion and makes an effort to get up on stage because of this. She addresses issues that I’ve never heard spoken of before from someone her age, from bipolarism to sin and sex and she is great to hear.” – Hollie Mcnish
“I have watched Nikki grow from nervous first-time slammer to assured feature act in less than a year and she never fails to move me with her passion and sincerity. She regularly takes difficult or well-worn topics and finds fresh and captivating ways through them, managing to hold audiences through her imaginative words and heartfelt veracity. As her voice goes from strength to strength, I’m very much looking forward to seeing what she brings next!” – Fay Roberts