Thursday, December 29, 2016

Book Review: "the princess saves herself in this one" by amanda lovelace

I really haven't read much poetry, but I'm trying to work on that.  I saw that this book won this year's GoodReads Award for poetry, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

First of all, I have to say that I admire this young woman for writing her truths here.  I think she is a brave person, as I know that I don't have it in me to put myself out there like that.  These are very personal poems, and I truly admire her for that.

Most pages are a single, short poem and I did connect with several of them.  But I was left feeling like many of these poems were really just great sentences with a lot of line breaks to give the look of a poem.  I tried reading some of these out loud, and I put the breaks in different places so I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong or what.  Maybe that is how poetry works...  and I just don't know enough about it yet.

This book was self published, but it looks like it has found a publisher for February.  It is clear that she is going places though.  It seems she is still a college student, which means that she should have a long future of writing ahead of her!

the princess saves herself in this one
by amanda lovelace
CreateSpace, 2016
154 pages
Source:  Library



Andi said...

The title is enough to at least make me want to try! If you're keen to read more poetry, maybe Citizen by Claudia Rankine? I can't remember if you read that one yet.

Chloe Thomas said...

I saw this book as a recommendation for me on my goodreads and thought I'd order it and give it a go. The cover reminds me of Milk and Honey which is why I think it drew me in haha!!!

Hope I like it :)

P.S. I would love it if you participated in my poll over on my blog. Pick which book I should read first in January 2017. Up to you :)

Elizabeth Amos said...

I love the title of this one! I've almost picked it up multiple times for that reason alone, hehe.

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