Review for Imagination Is My Escape by H.E. Hoover #Books #Poetry #Review

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This debut book by H.E. Hoover is a stunning accomplishment. The raw passion of the author’s observations hit home as a millennial. I’m reminded almost of the singer Halsey with her ability to express what many of us have felt growing up this century. Society (The Saddest Poem I’ll Ever Write) captures a disassociation that surely comes with the lack of empathy online culture has generated. In this way, it is an incredibly important and crucial read. I highly recommend buying this book.

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Review for Milkshakes & Chilidogs by @bartbarkerpoet #Books #Poetry #Review

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Overall, a different book from others I have read. It is a short, light read that does not overwhelm you with substance. The focus is largely food and the emotions behind it. Some of the descriptions were strange but that might be my familiarity with cooking in the Midwest. My biggest criticism is it did not go as deep as I would like. *I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed*

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Review for Lift Off! by Vivian Zems #Books #Poetry #Review

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Lift Off! is a short collection of inspirational poetry. It might seem simplistic at first glance, but the imagery and wordplay are more complex. This is a great poetry book for any age group, especially if you are looking to start reading the genre again. I recommend this for beginners or for a quick easy read.
*I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed*

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Review for Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell #Books #Poetry #Review

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Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell – Incredible, thought provoking book. Peppernell’s words encapsulate what it means to feel love and receive it in return. I appreciate her shorter verses, as as they are rich in detail. Overall an inspirational book full of positive advice that could use a darker edge. I will be reading the next books in her series.

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Book Review: Where the Butterflies Pray by Susie Clevenger

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Where the Butterflies Pray

by Susie Clevenger

5/5 stars

Susie Clevenger has done it again. I read her collection over several months, though highs and lows. The light and comfort in her words found me. Nature, truth, freedom with a hint of salvation became themes of a spiritual journey. I think the author took me to a place beyond religion, where beauty and complexity thrive and everyone is thankful for its presence. Add to this the cover art, which could not be more beautiful. Where the Butterflies Pray is somewhere to discover and awaken sleeping portions of your mind; somewhere to find questions and begin the path toward answers.

Book Review: Within the Heart of Silence by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith

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Within the Heart of Silence

by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith

4/5 stars

Within the Heart of Silence is great ekphrastic poetry, blending images with words that often read like music. I enjoyed the touch of agelessness presented by Smith’s photography and Peercy’s verse. The rhyming did not always work for me, but I appreciated its structure. Definitely a great book to read outside in the woods.

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