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Inchor

Good morning, folks! I hope you all are having a great week, and, guess what! It’s almost Friday! This week has most certainly been chugging along.

This review is very special to me in a way that the others are not: I was actually in communication with the poet! We talked about her poetry, of course, and I had mentioned that her collection was actually already in my cart on Amazon – guys. I felt pretty cool.

This collection, Inchor, was so meticulously done. Aladea put so much thought into every detail. She explains the title, cover, and herself. She cares greatly about her readers. I was taken aback when I was reading the introduction and conclusion.

The poetry itself is very modern. Stark and raw. But what I really like that Aladea does is that there is a vagueness that allows the reader to make his or her own connections. Of course, you also read the hurt she’s felt and if you haven’t felt the hurt she describes, you can definitely comprehend how someone in that position feels.

For those of you who never ever write in your books, please avert your eyes. This collection really allowed me to make connections. I honestly couldn’t stop thinking of each poem’s meaning, because they mean so many things! Being a visual person (definitely comes from years of reading), I had to make my own notes:

Like usual when I discuss poetry, I’m only posting a few pictures! You need to read this collection in order to make these poems your own, along with Aladea.

And I put this one on because it’s literature about coffee, and who can’t enjoy that?!

 

The Princess Saves Herself in This One

If you have noticed, I read a lot of different stories, and, I’m sure as we have all experienced, we get stuck in that novel’s world and can’t move on. Aka a book hangover.

So I devised a plan that not only transitioned my reading, but also allows me to read poetry and graphic novels! Things that I normally wouldn’t, basically. So in between each novel, I read a poetry collection (a graphic novel review is coming up as well).

The Princess Saves Herself in This One is beautiful. Like Kaur’s work, it is extremely relatable and raw. Lovelace has a slightly different style of writing, but goodness gracious. Is it beautiful! It’s meant for the heartbroken, the dreamers, and the lovers of tales. She integrates many Harry Potter things into her poetry, which, hello! Is right up my alley 😍, but I won’t share any of those because you need to read them yourself! 🙂

Oh my goodness. I can’t stress this enough: you need to get your nose into this collection!

The Sun and Her Flowers

After so many novels, I thought I’d shake it up and read some poetry – I know, guys. I live a wild life. I had heard SO MANY good things about Rupi Kaur’s work that I picked up her most recent work.

Little side note: Most of the poems I have read are the “classics,” so modern poetry before I read this was Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings, so these poems were a huge change as to what I have read prior.

Kaur’s poetry is stark, raw, intimate, and vulnerable. Absolutely beautiful. The collection is separated into five sections, wilt, fall, root, rise, and bloom, which she includes in this poem:

This is also the poem on the back of the book, so I’m really not giving too much away! Promise!

One of the poems I really connected with was “never feel guilty for starting again”. In the past few months, I walked away from teaching, for multiple reasons, and, of course, there were the friends and family that doubted my decision. They didn’t know what else I would be able to do with and English Education degree, and, to be honest, I didn’t either. But I knew I had to walk away.

There is a reason that Rupi Kaur’s work is bestselling; she gives her readers hope, comfort, and understanding of emotions the readers themselves are not aware of.

PS. I cried during one of these poems, too.