BOOK CORNER: Compton native publishes thought-provoking poetry

By Marissa Wells

Contributing Writer

“FloweTry: A Collection of 108 Poetic Flows on Life, Love and Liturgical Issues,” by Tiffanie Tate-Moore, is an inspiring book of poetry that addresses important societal topics like COVID-19, politics, Black history, police brutality and more.

Inspiration for the book came to Tate-Moore following her retirement in 2019 as a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and surgeon.

“After spending half of my life training to become a surgeon, the devastation for my inability to continue in that field was extremely challenging,” Tate-Moore said. “This crisis made me look inward and led me to start writing as a release.”

“FloweTry” is broken into three sections that address current topics concerning life, love and liturgy. Readers will find poems that testify to the sense of community, the Black Lives Matter movement, taxes, faith, the roller coaster that love may send one on and much more.

It was important for Tate-Moore to create an uplifting book.

“At this time, I felt the world needed some entertainment, encouragement and enlightenment,” she said. “With the pandemic and political pandemonium, we have been faced with over the past years, we needed some positive poetic vibes to make this world a better place.”

“Flowetry” shares important lessons about life and it can be enjoyed by a wide audience.

“Hopefully my book can be a bridge to be normal human beings again and to get back to the point where we can be a community and find that balance where we just support, love, and hear one another again,” Tate-Moore said.

“FloweTry” also will send readers on a journey of enlightenment.

“This book is for anyone with a pulse who has ever been in love, lived in a community with friends and family, and wondered about God,” Tate-Moore said. “My hope is that the reader will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.”

“FloweTry” is Tate-Moore’s first book. She is a Compton native, now based in the Inland Empire.

For more information about the author, her work and upcoming book signings, visit her on Instagram @drtiffanietatemoore or Facebook @FloweTry.

“FloweTry: A Collection of 108 Poetic Flows on Life, Love and Liturgical Issues” is available for $19.95 (paperback) and $9.99 (eBook) via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle Store, Apple Books and Google Play Books.