Letters To Jupiter is Lotté Jeans debut, a collection of poetry that delves into what comes with the fragility of the mind and soul.
This poetry collection is both easy to read and to interpret. With this, I don’t mean it is lesser poetry or that it does not covey any meaning or emotion. There are plenty of zingers throughout the book and hidden connotation and messages too. The prevailing motif through the collection is mostly self-love, while still exploring other related topics such as toxic relationships, family dynamics and quite a bit of introspectiveness.
The poems I enjoyed the most were the ones which explored family dynamics and the effects these have on oneself. I also appreciated the poems that sounded, for me, a bit more intimate, almost like confessions, where the author had a more introspective voice.
From what I saw, the poetry had no pattern nor fixed metre and was in what I believe in English is called freestyle. I believe this collection is likely to be labelled insta-poetry due to both the theme and how short most of the poems are. I mean no harm when saying this, I think people are starting to lose the stigma around this new style of poetry which can only be a good thing. I was genuinely surprised by the writing and balance of almost every poems. Given the shortness of poems, the reader can tell each word served a purpose which I personally appreciate. Not to mention, the fact that each poem is written by an anonymous narraror somehow helps people reading to put themselves in the situation presented.
All in all, Letter to Jupiter is a light easy to read collection. I recommend it for anyone who loves both this type of poetry and looking into themes of youth, self-discovery, self-love. I’ll be giving this book 4 out of 5 stars because after a while it got a bit repetitive and the themes explored were something I was not in the mood for at the time.
Bye, keep on reading. And don’t forget the book is out today.
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All of the opinions are my own and this did not affect my review in any way.)
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More than its predecessor, The Sun and Her Flowers discusses an even wider range of topics. This poetry collection discusses sexual assault, gender inequality, racism, feminism and family.
With this new collection, Kaur opens up the dialogue to even more important topics, giving emphasis to friendship, to how we treat our planet, greater attention to social stigmas of beauty while giving focus to bonds between mothers and daughters, which made me enjoy this second book by Kaur a lot more. By expanding her topic range, she allowed more people to feel connected not only her work but to other individuals as well. Which means, so many more people can find comfort through the words printed on these pages.
I read The Sun and Her Flowers in one sitting, and while I enjoyed it for the most part, there was a good chunk of poems I just couldn’t connect to. I don’t blame the author, it’s normal given that not everyone feels connected to the same topics.
Just like I stated in my review of Milk and Honey, Kaur writes in an emotive way, not to mention that the metaphors she uses are exceptionally powerful and have the capacity linger on your mind.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. And I truly recommend it if you are into contemporary poetry.
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‘milk and honey’ is Kaur’s debut poetry collection. I consider that the main purpose of this book is to bring light to important topics such as violence and abuse, as well as celebrating femininity and love.
This book is dived in 4 parts: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing. This division makes you feel like you are going on an internal journey the entire time. Kaur’s poems give an incredible message about how important it is to love yourself and not change who you are to please others.
She writes in an emotive way and some of the metaphors were exceptionally powerful, but they didn’t make me feel all that much, which made me sad. Unfortunately, it didn’t speak to me on a deeper level. But I do see it as poetry, and good poetry nonetheless.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. And I truly recommend it if you are into modern poetry.
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I received this arc over NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Bleed Like Me: Poems for the Broken by Azzurra Nox is a collection of poems. It touches various topics, such as love, lust, depression and self-harm.
Keep in mind that I love poetry but this book didn’t do it for me at all. I know poetry is extremely subjective and that is why I don’t feel like I’m in the position to say it is a bad book just because it isn’t of my liking.
The writing is quite good and I feel like it could have been a great book. Sadly, overall it felt too melodramatic and sometimes it felt quite depressing and morbid just for the sake of it. Don’t get me wrong, I know it is important to talk openly about depression but in this book, I felt like it was being romanticized, which is never a good thing. Besides that, the book didn’t seem to grasp the reality of those feelings, which prevented me from enjoying most part of the poems.
With that being said, if I was still in my teen years, in my emo phase, I would probably have different feelings towards this book. Just because of what it made me feel.
Sadly, I gave this book 1 out of 5 stars.
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