Wednesday 8 May 2019


The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the Women Are Some Kind of Magic poetry series. Although I loved the first two because of their raw emotion and sense of empowerment, I found this one to be a disappointment.

It's just not as deep as the others. Most of the poems in this collection are super short, and there's a lot of repetition. I'm not talking about theme or style, I'm talking about the same poem with a few changed words.

I hate to say it, but this book started to get on my nerves after a while, but I kept reading until I reached the end. I also didn't really feel the additions made by others. For some reason, I didn't think they enhanced the experience. Actually, they lessened it.

There's just something about this collection that didn't mesh with me. Kept me at a distance, instead of totally drawing me in like the first two.

I was going to give this a 2-star rating, but pushed it up to 3 because the handful of poems I did like were really good.

Anyway, I really wanted to love this book because I like this poet's style, but sadly didn't. Oh well.

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