Book Reviews & Reflections

The Commonplace Misfortune of Everyday Plants by Renee Emerson @ Trampoline Poetry
“I don’t think these poems mean to fully immerse us in the experience of a parent’s grief, which is perhaps too holy and sorrowful a thing to enter. They don’t discombobulate, or overwhelm, or devastate. Instead, they seem to gently guide readers into connections between a profound and tragic loss, such as loss of a child, and the overall human condition….”

Saint Agnostica by Anya Krugovoy Silver @ Psaltery & Lyre
“Silver strives to capture the essential and disturbing realities of human experience. Saint Agnostica especially does not seek to comfort the religious readers that Silver likely accumulated over years of producing writing that profoundly—and often positively—engaged with faith.”

You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves edited by Diana Whitney @ Fare Forward
“Stumbling across the right poem can be like stumbling across your own feelings, doubts, and questions given shape; the right poem can make the vague, undefined, or lonely into something approachable. In turn, this self-realization can easily be intertwined with Christian spiritual practice….”

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