Literature Reviews

Poetry Review: All Kids Go To Heaven

all kids go to heaven

Rating: ★★★★☆

Title: All Kids Go To Heaven

Author: Giana Angelillo

Genre: Poetry

Publication Date: Unknown

Publisher: Author

Where to buy: All Kids Go To Heaven

Summary: “poems for childhood.” (Source: Payhip)


The Good

Giana Angelillo’s short collection is incredibly haunting and at times, it was rather distressing to read. Nonetheless, it was an experience. I have never read poetry or anything like this in my life.

The (please include a TW) Bad

The poetry collection does not include any trigger warnings, so please take care when reading this incredibly explicit and violent poetry book. Due to some of the themes, I was not able to connect to Angelillo’s poetry at times.

Why did I read it?

I was browsing through Tumblr and I came across a masterpost of poets and their works and I discovered Giana’s collection! I also bought it on Payhip because I believe it is important to support indie authors and poets alike.

Does the author have other works?

Heroin & Sugar-Cane: They all call me baby is Giana Angelillo’s other poetry collection which is as powerful as All Kids Go To Heaven.


I would recommend this to anyone who is willing to take on such topics, but please take care of yourself reading. Trigger warnings include explicit sexual language, self-harm, rape, suicide imagery, abuse, and domestic violence. All Kids Go To Heaven is an intense reflection on family, puberty, sex, God, and everything in between – it is truly an experience.

– Melissa Jennings

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