When I was contacted by the author to review her collection of poetry I was intrigued. I used to love poetry and then for some reason I just stopped reading it. Poetry for Lovers and Haters sparked my passion for poetry again. I’m going to tell you my thoughts on it and then I am going to share some poetry collections that I would like to read soon.
Poetry for Lovers and Haters is about growth. As each poem progresses you can feel the shift from grief to contentment. The process of healing is perfectly displayed in this work. It is realistic and gritty. The ending isn’t a necessarily happy ending, but it is a depiction of finally having your head above water after a long period of drowning in grief. The main theme I took away from it is hope. There is always hope to be found, even in the dark times.
My Rating: 5/5
Poetry Collections I Want to Read
The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now – indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.
I have heard good things about this one. I would like to check it out.
When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855, he rocked the literary world and forever changed the course of poetry. In subsequent editions, Whitman continued to revise and expand his poems–but none matched the raw power and immediacy of the first edition.
We read a few poems from this in high school and I loved them. Since the poems are based in nature I connect with them.
A feast for lovers of American literature-the work of our greatest poet, redesigned and relaunched for a new generation of readers
No poet is more emblematically American than Robert Frost. From “The Road Not Taken” to “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” he refined and even defined our sense of what poetry is and what it can do.
I love Robert Frost. I purchased this collection years ago, I have just never read through it. Ghost House by Frost is the first poem that I ever memorized. I still love it to this day.
So that’s some of the poetry I would like to read. Since I am jumping back into it, give me some recommendations. I would love to hear you thoughts.