Category: Poetry

Inside the Invisible | Critical Book Review

Inside the Invisible by Daniel Simpson presents a captivating blend of depth and whimsy, skillfully navigating the realms of poetry. Timothy Thomas delves into the intricacies of this indie gem. The Versatile Perspectives of Daniel Simpson Daniel Simpson, a multifaceted individual with a background in organ performance, computer programming, and English teaching, unveils his poetic…

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A Deer in the Fog | Critical Book Review

A Deer in the Fog by David O’Sullivan is a poetic exploration of the human quest for hope, encapsulated in a collection that reflects on resilience-based optimism. Capturing Torment and Offering Consolation In fifty-three free-verse poems, O’Sullivan skillfully delves into the torment associated with depression, weaving a poetic narrative that provides a sense of hope…

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The Blue Whale Sings from Afar | Critical Book Review

Reading is meditation: an opportunity to sit quietly and take in what comes to you. Embracing nature is meditation too: an acceptance of being alive on your spot on earth. What will come flying through the air or bounding through the grass to join you will come. Welcome to the realm of Josefina BĂ©rard’s The…

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Exposed | Critical Book Review

In Exposed, Deborah Jean Burris-Kitchen, PH.D. delves deep into the intricacies of gender, empowerment, and societal expectations, laying bare her soul in this poetic exploration. Elizabeth Zender’s review sheds light on this indie poetry collection, offering a critical perspective on its themes and execution. Emotional Labor Unveiled Exposed adeptly captures the emotional labor experienced by…

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OCEAN | Critical Book Review

OCEAN by Anastasia Lindsey, a poetic endeavor curated by raw emotion and grounded in the embrace of nature, stands as an evocative exploration of heartbreak, love, loss, and acceptance. The collection unfurls across four distinct sections: deep waters, wading, the shore, and sand castles, each encapsulating a myriad of poems threaded together by common emotional…

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The pause and the breath | Critical Book Review

In this critical examination, we delve into Kwame Sound Daniels’ poetic masterpiece, “The Pause and the Breath,” a collection that intertwines the singular and universal aspects of the human experience. A Whispering Authenticity Daniels’ work resonates with an honesty that breathes life into the pages. The collection skillfully weaves lines, creating a rhythmic flow that…

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Melody in Exile | Critical Book Review

Diving into the realms of Melody in Exile by S.T. Brant is a journey that demands more than a cursory glance. This indie poetry collection, published by Atmosphere Press, beckons readers into a world where timelessness and timeliness coalesce in a delicate dance. Unraveling the Tapestry: Initial Impressions The initial encounter with this collection might…

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I Made a Place For You | Critical Book Review

A Subdued Artistry that Leaves Its Mark In the world of poetry, there exists a realm where words transcend their mere existence and weave intricate tales of emotions, thoughts, and imagery. “I Made a Place for You” by Damian White, a poetry collection published by Atmosphere Press, dives into this realm, offering readers a contemplative…

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Violet | Critical Book Review

An Unflinching Exploration of Love’s Rollercoaster In the realm of indie poetry, Sabrina Simon’s “Violet” offers a raw and therapeutic journey through the tumultuous landscapes of love. While the author’s sincerity is commendable, this collection is not without its shortcomings. A Rollercoaster Dive into Love’s Spectrum Simon’s poetry plunges readers headfirst into the depths of…

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Death Throes of the Broken Clockwork Universe | Critical Book Review

In the realm of indie poetry, Death Throes of the Broken Clockwork Universe by Wayne David Hubbard stands as a unique reflection on life’s two timeless obsessions: love and time. This condensed collection, a product of a decade’s worth of musings, offers readers a fleeting glimpse into the author’s mind and experiences. Crafting a Poetry…

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