The poems in MATTTSTLFTD by Liza Rose made me feel an aching sort of nostalgia. Memory is a key theme. At times I almost got the shivers.
I loved the metaphor in Training Wheels, a poem about the individual influences on our writing and for the narrator these influences were Plath, Oliver and Bishop. I loved the imagery of these poets helping the writer grow as a poet.
I liked the contemporary thoughts of modern methods of the preservation of our thoughts.
and I’ve never read lines in poetry as relatable as these ones:
In poem I FEEL FULL OF EMPTINESS (IF THAT MAKES SENSE) I stopped highlighting lines I liked eventually. I had to highlight the entire poem, title included. I feel like I know these lines inside out.
A superb collection of poetry, made me feel and think.
A poetically raw, fresh, youthful look at the ever-difficult transition from girlhood to womanhood. Motion as the Thing that Separates the Living from the Dead pays attention to the little details of life and expands upon them in a solemn yet hopeful voice while exploring the topics of first love, first heartbreak, sexuality, self-love, and many others. For those falling in love, falling out of love, feeling out of place, trying to discover who they are: this book is for you.
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