Bella’s first full-length poetry book Side Effects of Remembering the Little Things explores what it means to experience toxic love. She walks the reader through her relationship taking the reader into the cracks of the eventual breaking point. This book will make you cry, and feel a little less alone.


Side Effects of Remembering the Little Things is a phenomenal read! Bella as poet and writer continues to impress. I remember meeting her in Portland, OR as she won the Portland Poetry Slam, and being highly impressed with not only her work but her humble demeanor. And this book is a loud pronunciation that she is HERE!!! And that she isn’t going anywhere.”

—Brandon Leake, author of B-Sides



  • Title: Side Effects of Remembering the Little Things
  • Author: Bella
  • Illustrator: Shannon Christie
  • Published by Lightship Press in Portland, OR
  • 71 pages, full bound
  • ISBN 9781951148010



Signed "Side Effects of Remembering the Little Things" Book of Poetry by Bella


    INSTA: @bella_soul_

    Bella is a Southern California grown writer residing in Portland. She is the 2019 Portland Poetry Grand Slam Champion, and has performed at various events such as the WeMake Disrupt Conference, Invisible Spectrums and Intersect Fest.

    Bella’s poetry centers around her experiences being a woman of color, her eating disorder, abusive relationships, and the hope between it all. Side Effects of Remembering the Little Things is her debut book with Lightship Press. Through her work, she hopes to create connection, conversation, and understanding so we all feel a little less alone.

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