Sadly, we have reached the end of national poetry month. I am so glad that I chose to delve into this series because it opened my reading realm. Before starting this I was truly intimidated by poetry. I didn't believe I was smart or savvy enough to comprehend it. Now I know I was wrong. … Continue reading storyteller: 100 poem letters review.
Today is all about the great Maggie Nelson. I decided to make this post about both of her poetry collections, because there aren't enough days left in April to do individual posts. (Math clearly isn't my strong suit.) I have had something bright, then holes sitting on my bookshelf for far too long without reading … Continue reading something bright, then holes // bluets review.
From the joy and anguish of her own experience, Anne Sexton crafted poems that told truths about the inner lives of men and women. The Complete Poems was a treat to read through. Few other American poets have written so many kinds of poems, on such different subjects, while successfully capturing the attention of the … Continue reading the complete poems of anne sexton review.
I found this selection in an old stack of my mom's book collection. I never bothered to skim it, but with this series I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. E.E. Cummings was a master of poetry. The title comes from Cummings's approach to writing poetry, as he explains in the … Continue reading is 5 review.
Emily Dickinson's poetry reflects the subtle and delicate life she led. She charted the landscape of the human soul. Dickinson spent much of her life in total seclusion from society and the outside world. And yet her ideas are richer and profound compared to those exposed to society. It feels as though in her own … Continue reading the collected poems of emily dickinson review.
The second collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur made waves. It was brimming with of every kind of emotion imaginable. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Rising up to find a home within … Continue reading the sun and her flowers review.
It’s difficult to review this collection because every poem is extremely personal, tender and exquisite in its own way. That being said, Rupi Kaur's writing intrigues me. So many people are harsh and quick to dismiss her work, which I don't entirely understand. Yes, the collection does read like trendy Tumblr posts. But it's undeniable … Continue reading milk and honey review.
If you've visited a book store recently you'll find them teeming with contemporary poetry books such as milk and honey or pillow thoughts. The rise of this sub-type of poetry has become quite popular. I for one, find it extremely exciting. When I first started getting into poetry I was put-off by the ancient looking … Continue reading yesterday i was the moon review.
Happy Easter all! Dorothy Parker filled her writing with wit, which made her a legend. Her writing mesmerized me. She had a way with creating poems that convey so much emotion. Parker became a co-founder of the Algonquin Round Table and wrote pieces for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker. She even worked on … Continue reading the collected poetry of dorothy parker review.
Poetry is not something I used to gravitate towards. Recently I have delved into this genre and I absolutely love it. Poetry is full of stunning language. It is a concise yet vague way to express emotion. All I really know is that I'm obsessed. I have begun collecting poetry books when I travel to … Continue reading in the shape of a human body review.