• Poetry Book Reviews

    Nocturnal

    Nocturnal is a poetry book about self discovery, love, and healing. This book shared a lot of similarities in style and themes with other popular instapoets such as Rupi Kaur, Alison Malee, and Amanda Lovelace. Like the aforementioned poets, it’s all free-verse with random spacing between lines. While I can appreciate the form at times when the spacing is used to emphasize specific words, most of the time it just feels pointless and serves no real purpose at all. “I will wait at the corner of I miss you and sorry” Now aesthetically speaking, Nocturnal is one of the most beautiful poetry collections I’ve read in some time with full-page…

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    Chameleon Aura

    If you’re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for others on learning to love and accept yourself and moving away from toxic people. If you’re looking for more depth though, I’m beginning to think that the instapoet trend is not the place to find it. “some will be intimidated by how deeply you love yourself. you are not obligated to shallow your depth or tame your intensity for them.” I thought that this would be an easy…

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    Love Looks Pretty on You

    I’ll be honest that I had been avoiding reading any of Lang Leav’s books after seeing a few poor reviews and snippets from her first two poetry collections. Since it has been a few years and I’ve been greatly enjoying poetry, I decided to give this author a chance. I grabbed an ARC and I was actually pleasantly surprised. Love Looks Pretty on You is Leav’s seventh published work and it’s clear that she has grown as a writer. “There is a savagery to what you feel. It eats you up inside. But you will get through it; you don’t need his mouth to placate you. You don’t need his…

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    The Day Is Ready for You

    This collection started off really strong with the first quarter of the book comprising of some of Malee’s better poems. As the collection carried on though it started venturing into the type of one line inspirational poetry that feels like greeting card sentiments, something common it seems with many instapoets. Short, simple, easily digestible, not all that heavy hitting or memorable. The book dragged to me during the middle of the book, I think many of these poems could’ve used better editing or been excluded altogether. “today i am going to move and leave nothing behind. which is to say, i am going to unwind like porcelain stars. which is…

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    Milk and Honey

    When I put out a survey on Goodreads asking my fellow users what poetry books I should read Milk and Honey was overwhelmingly recommended to me. I had heard the author’s name and seen the book cover but did not know what to expect when I picked it up. This has by far been one of the best book recommendations I have ever received, so thank you to all the lovely bloggers that brought the book to my attention! “you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was not made with a fire in my belly so i could be put out i…

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