Poetry often presents difficulties for readers, particularly younger ones. Replete with flowery figurative language and difficult-to-grasp themes, most poetry leaves students behind. In Emotional Explosions, author Karen Linda Brown Glotzer seeks to demonstrate that poetry can be used to clearly convey emotions and that it can be enjoyed, shared, and easily understood. This collection divides verses into four sections. “The Tiorati Collection” focuses on a summer camp in a breathtaking nature preserve, recalling not only the wildlife encountered but also the sadness of saying good-bye to campers and counselors. “T’ai C’hi” explores that ancient art and its ideology, a topic close to Glotzer’s heart. “Times” includes a mélange of subjects such as childhood experiences, motherhood, friendship, animals, therapy, and death, including some humor and silliness along the way. Finally, “Tears” considers the unspeakable truths of our existence. This collection of poetry presents a journey toward self-discovery via verse and offers a way of sharing emotions common to all human beings.