At a time when poetry is increasingly sidelined by other literary genres, and marked as the boring piece of this tradition, Iheanyi (Hank) Okoro’s collection of poetry, That Line Between Love & Hate Emotions, is a welcome step toward offsetting this negative response. Powered by an innocence and a sincere expression that satisfies the personal feelings of the author, the poems in this collection are designed to speak casually yet forcefully, formally yet intimately, and simply yet richly. Although these poems are an accumulation of a poetic journey that Hank has embarked upon, they represent the early ripening of a budding poet who is realizing his first experience as an independent and freethinking lyricist.