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Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Publication Date: March 5th 2019
Amanda Lovelace will forever be apart of my favorite poets list. Her words are always gripping, raw, and powerful–and this poetry collection is no exception. Unlike previous collections in the series, this one felt more…everywhere–like their wasn’t a set direction we were heading but rather it was jumbled and all over the place. I am not sure if this was intentional and a way to imitate how life can be jumbled and messy; but I don’t think I was a huge fan of this aspect. Lovelace also incorporated poetry from other poets within this collection which is also a new aspect within the series. I didn’t mind this integration of other’s works as it brought a fresh and different perspective to the heavy topics that Lovelace tackles in her poetry. Overall though I really did enjoy this one and found several of her poems that spoke to me on a deeper level than others.
CW: child abuse, gun violence, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, alcohol, trauma, death, violence, fire.
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