Category: Poetry

13 Poets from Long Island | Critical Book Review

IndieBookView presents a critical review of “13 Poets from Long Island,” a poetry anthology edited by Evelyn Kandel. This eclectic collection explores a myriad of themes, blending good humor with the contemporary fears that define our present moment. Diverse Voices, Varied Topics “13 Poets from Long Island” stands out as the fourth poetry anthology from…

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Loving Strays | Critical Book Review

“Loving Strays” by Franco Cardiello is a raw exploration of the ambiguous terrain of true love. In a world where “true love” can mean different things, Cardiello delves into the complexity of connections, unraveling a narrative that goes beyond the surface, bleeding with honesty. A Bleeding Heart: Love as a Stray Cardiello’s poetry encapsulates the…

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In Time I See | Critical Book Review

Embark on a poetic journey through the emotional landscape of vulnerability, love, and loss with Kaileia Suvannamaccha’s “In Time I See.” This indie poetry collection, reviewed by Elizabeth Zender, weaves a tapestry of introspection, offering readers a glimpse into the highs and lows of life’s odyssey. A Bittersweet Reflection Suvannamaccha delves into the realm of…

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Word Petals | Critical Book Review

Carla L. Ibanzo’s Word Petals beckons readers into a diverse realm, traversing the landscapes of Japan, the nostalgia of Jamaica, and contemplations on tradition. Despite its expansiveness, this indie poetry collection, as reviewed by Jadidsa Perez, unfolds with a charming brevity, provoking thought and unveiling surprising facets. A Blossoming Narrative The beauty of Ibanzo’s words,…

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How to Monetize Despair | Critical Book Review

“How to Monetize Despair” by Lisa Mottolo delves into the intricacies of memory and existential ponderings on life’s trials and tribulations. In this critical review, we dissect the nuances of Mottolo’s work, examining its thematic depth and literary execution. Exploring Life’s Difficult Chapters Mottolo’s collection encapsulates the multifaceted nature of human experience, particularly in dealing…

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Finding Her Being Her | Critical Book Review

Finding Her Being Her by Nilam Patel is a poetry collection that delves into the intricacies of womanhood. Through themes of grief, motherhood, self, and familial responsibilities, Patel explores the multifaceted experiences of being a woman. Patel’s collection intertwines art and language, enhancing the reading experience with captivating visuals. The poems, though concise, are rich…

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Dark Beds | Critical Book Review

Diana Whitney’s “Dark Beds” is a poetic exploration that delves into the realms of motherhood, marriage, and desire, cleverly weaving a narrative around the metaphorical concept of “dark beds.” This collection, published by June Road Press, unfolds in 102 pages, offering a tantalizing journey into the complexities of life’s various facets. The Dichotomy of Domesticity…

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May We Learn from the Earth | Critical Book Review

May We Learn from the Earth by Robert J. Tiess offers a timely and commendable tribute to our planet. Susan Morris delves into this indie poetry collection, praising its engaging content that goes beyond mere appreciation for nature. Genre, Length, and Accessibility Genre: Poetry / NaturePrint Length: 258 pages May We Learn from the Earth…

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The Sentinel’s Dawn | Critical Book Review

Elena Stewart’s The Sentinel’s Dawn unfolds as a fantastical and poetic exploration of a young woman’s intense desires. Tucker Lieberman delves into the depths of this indie poetry collection, revealing a blend of enchanting verses and captivating visuals. Unveiling the Fantasy In this poetic journey, a young woman beckons her distant love, defying warnings from…

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Love Letters from an Arsonist | Critical Book Review

Love Letters from an Arsonist by David van den Berg delves into the shadows of the South and delivers a stark critique of distorted notions of God. Samantha Hui explores the depths of this April Gloaming Publishing poetry book, revealing its haunting themes and impactful structure. A Bleak World with a Whisper of Hope “so…

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