In my review of Crimes of the Heart I took a potshot at Poetry as a genre, mostly because it has had a high barrier of entry to me in the past (graphic novels/comics has been my other major hurdle) but in fairness I have gotten better at finding poetry that works for me in at least part due to all the reading challenges I do that require poetry. In 2018 I read two collections I quite enjoyed, No Matter the Wreckage and Depression & […]
A HUGE thank you to Caitlin for my incredible Book Exchange gifts! These books are such a good representation of me in this moment. The interactive Jenny Lawson book, the next Amanda Lovelace collection (my favorite contemporary poet) and one of Carrie Fisher’s incredible books – just in time for the final Skywalker Saga Star Wars film! I can’t wait to get reading on all of these. Happy holidays, y’all!
I haven’t read a book of poetry in a long time, and this was a perfect way to get back into it. I used to love writing and reading poetry, especially in high school. I was even published once, in our lit mag. This is the type of poetry I have always loved, and I wish Amanda Lovelace had come into my life sooner. This slight and powerful book of poetry is based on Amanda’s life and while simply written, contains such multitudes of feeling […]