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

This post includes reviews for the following poetry collections: Milk and Honey by Rupi KaurTeaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan ShireNew and Selected Poems Volume Two by Mary Oliver Poetry and Me I like words. I like the power they have. The beauty of them. The pain they can elicit. The sadness, … Continue reading How I Relate to Poetry Collections

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

Title: The Art of Losing Edited by: Kevin Young Genre/Themes: Poetry, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Hope 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 … Continue reading The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing edited by Kevin Young – Book Review

Beautifully Imperfect, Flawlessly Incomplete by Fiza Meeraj – Book Review

Title: Beautifully Imperfect, Flawlessly Incomplete (eARC) Author: Fiza Meeraj Genre: Poetry 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 … Continue reading Beautifully Imperfect, Flawlessly Incomplete by Fiza Meeraj – Book Review