For this month’s mini-challenge with the Canadian Book Review Challenge, I picked up 4 books of poetry. It is so nice to delve into a bit of poetry, given that this is the national poetry month. Thank you Melanie for setting up this challenge. It is very interesting, and I have picked up and read books I wouldn’t have otherwise.
This book of poems takes the reader down prairie roads, to the shores of the East Coast into Asian market stalls, to the site of the Titanic graves and the kitchen table of poets, to bring us back whole, refreshed in our understanding about loss, home, and the heart of poetry.
This book of poetry is a blend of memoir, observation, wit, and lament. This book layers the philosophical, spiritual, literary, and the personal in ways that both challenge and comfort us, and leave us filled with hope.
I loved the book, and I am SO glad that I picked it up. Some of the poems made me laugh. Others made me cry. But by the time I turned the last page and read the last poem, I somehow felt cleansed and graced by these poems.