“Tiptoe and Whisper” book launch will be held Saturday, July 16, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd Street NE. Janaya Martin’s first collection of poetry is filled with love, heartbreak, and devastating honesty. These poems are meant to feel familiar and offer solace. They are to be carried around, read, shared and reread as needed. She is a poet and mother of three. Between poems, chasing children and amateur gardening, she works at the University of Minnesota and hosts a monthly reading series, Writers Read, at The Coffee Shop Northeast. Tiptoe and Whisper is her first book.