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ARC Poetry Review: sunfish by Shelby Eileen

sunfish by Shelby Eileen
Genre: Poetry | Nofiction
Length: 90 pages
Published on 4th June 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Paltform
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Shelby Eileen: Twitter | Goodreads
eARC provided by Author

Synopsis:
A poetry collection exploring fractured familial relationships, fresh grief surrounding the death of the author’s grandparents from years before, and living in the loss of what could have been. Many of these poems are letters- whether they’ll make it to who they’re meant for is a wearisome wondering, a mystery to be solved in the next life.

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Poetry Review: Blood and Flowers by K Carrion

Blood and Flowers by K. Carrion
Genre: Poetry
Length: 66 pages
Published on 28th December 2016 by K Carrion
Purchase: Amazon
K. Carrion: Website | Goodreads
Purchased for myself from Amazon

Synopsis:
“A simple collection of poetry. Very vivid, yet dour. Emotional and powerful. Every ounce of one’s soul poured out into words.”

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Poetry Review: The Goddess Collection by Ailie Wallace

The Goddess Collection by Ailie Wallace
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 39 pages
Published on 1st March 2018 by Ailie Wallace
Purchase: Amazon
Ailie Wallace: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy recieved for review from the author.

Synopsis:
What does it mean to be a Goddess in the 21st century? The Goddess Collection explores this idea through ideas and themes facing modern-day women. Ailie Wallace takes us on a journey exploring motherhood, body image, sexual assault, domestic abuse, careers and women’s roles, and finds common links between the Goddesses of Ancient Greece and the Goddesses of today.

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ARC Poetry Review: The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace

The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace
Series: Women are Some Kind of Magic #2
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 208 pages
Published on 6th March 2018 by Andrews McMeel Poetry
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Amanda Lovelace: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received from NetGalley

Synopsis:
2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn’t burn in this one — the bold second book in her “women are some kind of magic” series.

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.

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ARC Poetry Review: DROPKICKromance by Cyrus Parker

DROPKICKromance by Cyrus Parker
Genre: Poetry | Nonfiction
Length: 176 pages
Published on 6th March 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Cyrus Parker: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eARC received from NetGalley

Synopsis:
A collection of autobiographical poetry about healing and learning to love again from professional-wrestler-turned-poet, Cyrus Parker.
The first half of DROPKICKromance focuses on a toxic, long-distance relationship the author was involved in for several years, while the second half focuses on his current relationship with poet Amanda Lovelace. Ultimately, the collection tells about a profound journey of healing.

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Poetry Review: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Series: women are some kind of magic #1
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 208 pages
Published on 23rd March 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Amanda Lovelace: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Copy bought for myself – both the indie and the published version.

Synopsis:
the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.
From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.

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