Review: 27, With A White Lighter by Jennifer Juan

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30 Responses

  1. Joshua says:

    I must admit that I haven’t read poetry in many years. I really appreciate you sharing a few excerpts so that I could experience the words for myself. Maybe i’ll get into it a little bit more.

    • KateKreates says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the bits of poetry you read… I hope you do get into it more!
      Kate x

  2. I don’t read poetry very often but when I do, I always like what I’ve read! These are great poems!

  3. Wow. This poem was incredible. I don’t often read poetry, but this was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Ally Jones says:

    It was so great reading this poetry. Poetry can be so powerful and I thank you for posting.

  5. Stephanie says:

    I’ve never been a big fan of poetry, but I think I would like this one if the language is easy to read. A lot of poetry I’ve tried to read is complicated and I get lost.

    • KateKreates says:

      That’s what I like about this anthology – it’s contemporary and the language is everyday language! I think a lot of people are put off poetry because of the sort of poems they are forced to read at school, which is a shame.
      Kate x

  6. Jack branson says:

    This is actually good idea of content. I like poetry and this is interesting review I would say.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Poetry is the best when it is personal. I feel like anyone can come up with a good rhythm and rhyme but not many people capture the rawness of emotion in that. I will have to check out this book!

    • KateKreates says:

      I agree – and that’s one of the reasons I enjoyed this anthology so much.
      Kate x

  8. Cristina pop says:

    I have to admit that I am not a big of poetry. But there is something here that’s making me curious, its like I want to keep on reading.

  9. Christa says:

    I think poetry can be so powerful and emotional. This looks like a collection that achieves both. I’m looking forward to reading it!

    • KateKreates says:

      Exactly – I think poetry captures the emotions more than any other written form. I hope you enjoy the rest of the collection!
      Kate x

  10. I love how that poem says so much with so few words – really powerful! Sounds like a great book.

    • KateKreates says:

      I think a talented poet can say so much in a such a short space – it’s what makes poetry so powerful I guess…
      Kate x

  11. I love poetry! The first poem really relates to me. Honey I try to get it right everyday and if I fail I try to do it right the next time. I am 38 and I’m still trying to get it right! That is a great message.

  12. Gosh, this poetry review takes me back to my uni days. My first degree was English and poetry analysis was a common activity for assignments xx

    • KateKreates says:

      It’s funny – most people associate poetry with studying… I did an arts degree and did lots of poetry too!
      Kate x

  13. Helene says:

    I remember reading poetry a lot when I was in school. Now I prefer reading novels and stories in general. Regardless, I loved that poem!

    • KateKreates says:

      Most people don’t seem to read much poetry after they leave school/college… I still enjoy it, although I don’t read as much of it as I did!
      Kate x

  14. I really do love poetry as I love writing as well as reading it. That is some very interesting and intense poetry. I definitely would be interested in reading more after reading through these two poems. Very interesting.

    • KateKreates says:

      Glad you found it interesting – so do I! I love the passion and intensity you only really find in poetry…
      Kate x

  15. Neely Moldovan says:

    Oh I would love to read more poetry! For sure something I have slacked on!

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