REVIEW: Poetry Round Up 1
Updated: Jan 5
The Dark Between Stars:
‘A good poet paints the pictures we have in our minds with colours we didn’t know were there.’
My journey with poetry is a weird one; a lot of it I have previously discussed already here but the Dark Between Stars was a lovely journey to go on. The photography in this book is simply stunning as is the writing. There is no other way to say that it was simply poetic. The writing in this book has made me feel such a connection with my emotions. It made me breathless to know the struggles that some people face and the fact that they can process this information through this art is just astonishing. How the human brain works to cope with such pain and sorrow is by creating art.
‘She walked through life with the eyes of a wolf who belonged to no one but the night… she was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly despite the fear.. Her courage was her crown and she wore it like a queen.’
4 out of 5 stars.
Water Runs Red:
I learned about this book through the author herself, Jenna Clare. Jenna Clare is well known among the book community as being a photographer and now she has her own poetry book out so congratulations to her on that. It was through twitter and all the woes that Jenna faced whilst trying to publish this collection that I decided to order it as a paperback as soon as I could.
This book negotiates Jenna’s emotions and feelings on her figuring out herself. The way she uses the poetry to navigate the emotions caused by pains of the past means that she can produce an elegant and eloquent writing style that many people can relate to.
‘i will never understand how people survive without faith without grace to anchor them without a God to save them not because religion is right but because it’s so much easier than facing the devil alone’
The photographs that go along side the poetry provide such a beautiful aesthetic that simply matches what the poems are trying to say. What the p
oems don’t say, the photographs say visually. As such these images, entices such a more expressive experience when reading the poetry. Basically it makes you feel things that you wouldn’t expect.
4 out of 5 stars.