Nicolette Daskalakis is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, poet, musician and overall multimedia dream queen. Her #FrenchGirlPoetry series is a collection of modern poetry books including “because you’re now banging a French girl,”“All the Boys I Never Kissed”and a third currently being written and to be released next year.
Dreamy, wry, and not afraid of heartbreak, Nicolette’s poetry speaks to the modern-day, hopeless romantic in all of us (with a touch of sass). Throughout the series, she provides an intimate look into a world of naive love. From summer camp crushes to awkward first dates, these experiences exude a certain nostalgia. Her work is like reading a yearbook, or a diary you don’t remember writing. Within her poems you may find someone you knew, or wanted to know, or perhaps completely forgot about…until now.
We asked Nicolette to illustrate some of our favorite poems from her books. Check them out below:
Be sure to keep an eye out for more of Nicolette’s work to be featured on the site in the future, but until then follow her here to keep up with all of her amazing projects :
Facebook @ #Frenchgirlpoetry
Pick up a copy of her books on Amazon! (and select Los Angeles bookshops)
Poems and Illustrated images by Nicolette Daskalakis
Poems originally published in “because you’re now banging a French girl” and “All The Boys I Never Kissed”
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