Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey – Book Review

Book Title: Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass Author: Lana Del Rey Genre: Poetry, Contemporary, Pop Culture Blurb from Goodreads The New York Times bestselling debut book of poetry from Lana Del Rey, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. The collection features more than thirty poems, many exclusive to the book: Never to Heaven, The … Continue reading Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey – Book Review

How I Relate to Poetry Collections

Poetry and Me I like words. I like the power they have. The beauty of them. The pain they can elicit. The sadness, the joy, the fear, the ecstasy... I am unfortunately sorely lacking in the skills of stringing words together to say what I mean, what I feel. I am always long winded, can … Continue reading How I Relate to Poetry Collections

The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing edited by Kevin Young – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Poetry serves a unique role in our lives, distilling human experience and emotion down to truths as potent as they are brief. There are two times most people turn to it: for love and loss. The Art of Losing is the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor … Continue reading The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing edited by Kevin Young – Book Review

Beautifully Imperfect, Flawlessly Incomplete by Fiza Meeraj – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads The poetry in this book is raw and riveting, and does not allow the reader off the metaphorical hook for responsibility to create a better world - not even for a moment. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the poems themselves ring with a kind of beauty and imagery that is … Continue reading Beautifully Imperfect, Flawlessly Incomplete by Fiza Meeraj – eARC Book Review