Why is it the books you absolutely love are always the hardest ones to write reviews for? I was so excited to see Michaela Angemeer had a new book coming out, and screamed when I got a digital ARC. Her You’ll Come Back To Yourself Journal has helped me so much over the past few months, and I knew whatever she wrote next would also be incredible.Continue reading
“Grief I told you is always, but grieving — more often intermittent. “
Riven is a small collection of poetry by Catherine Owen that explores the process of grief by reflecting on nature.
It was a unique collection, and one that I read slowly because I wanted to take time to reflect on each poem. Many of them packed a lot of emotion and feelings into so few words, and rushing through each one wouldn’t give the writing any justice.
It was the book itself and it was trying to put into words how to flourish. Not “how to” exactly but that the act of flourishing might be possible.
If you’re looking for a beautifully written collection of poetry, add Flourish by Jacqueline Turner to your list.
I’ve recently started branching out into the world of poetry, and was excited to get a copy of Midlife Action Figure by Chris Banks. I was even more excited when I learned that he lives and writes in Waterloo Region, where I currently live.