Top Picks from “Swimming Lessons” by Lili Reinhart

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for a good collection of poetry. I picked up Lili Reinhart’s “Swimming Lessons” a while back, but only just got around to reading it recently. This collections of short poems and simple illustrations explores the process of falling in and out of love — both with yourself and with another person.

I love that this poetry collection wasn’t focused only on the written word, but on visual illustrations as well. Though simple and minimalistic, these illustrations, paired with Lili’s words, evoked a multitude of emotions throughout the reading process. Here are a few I just couldn’t resist photographing:


Lili Reinhart

Swimming Lessons

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for a good collection of poetry. I picked up Lili Reinhart’s “Swimming Lessons” a while back, but only just got around to reading it recently. This collections of short poems and simple illustrations explores the process of falling in and out of love — both with yourself and with another person. Seems like perfect timing for me to be reading it considering yesterday was Valentines Day, no?

I love that this poetry collection wasn’t focused only on the written word, but on visual illustrations as well. Though simple and minimalistic, these illustrations, paired with Lili’s words, evoked a multitude of emotions throughout the reading process. Here are a few I just couldn’t resist photographing:

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As a senior studying magazine journalism at Ohio University and a passionate feminist, I created Freely Femme as a way to use my love for storytelling to highlight some of the most inspirational women in my personal life and beyond.

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