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Author: Trista Mateer
Publisher: Central Avenue & Publisher
Publish date: 01/10/2019
Though I have not read other works by Mateer, this one really blew me away. To be completely honest, the title and the cover is what made me gravitate towards this wonderfully crafted poetry collection.
The illustrations are out of this world. The way Mateer combined artwork and poetry gave me a feel of a very sophisticated mesh.
The poetry that you see on the internet (ie, tumblr!) is very similar to the way this was written, where it has a way of reaching out of its confinement’s of screen and grasping the strings of your heart.
Every single part of this beautifully crafted book gave me goosebumps, but I find myself highlighting a few, and reaching for my poetry notebook. This is where I write any poetry that I read online, in books or anywhere that has touched me in some way. Words are something very dear to me.
There were wars started in my name.
Oh how lovely is that ending of the first poem of Aphrodite Airs Her Grievances. Ares really didn’t stand a chance.
If you love poetry and want something that will make you fall in love with it even more; I highly recommend you pick this up! The art is definitely something you haven’t seen before.
Ex astris, sara