I am fairly new to the poetry world, but I have to say that I am becoming a huge fan. I probably won’t be very analytical, since I don’t really know what I am talking about, but I can tell you that I loved this collection of poetry.
The collection is broken down into four parts: Childhood, Womanhood, Manhood and Blind Profit. It centres around the blind prophet Tiresias, the poetry seems to link the ancient greek mythology with modern day. Or could be described as a modern retelling. She pretty much touches on everything: youthfulness, sex, love, community, PTSD, bullying. There just seems to be something for absolutely everyone in here.
This poetry will bring a lot of different emotions with it, some will make you smile, and other could make you cry. Kate Tempest has a way of touching on many emotions, while keeping a sort of simplicity to it. I love that this poetry isn’t abstract, you don’t have to sit there an analyze it. Anyone can pick it up and just experience it!
This book got my first five star review of the year, and it has definitely earned it. I would urge everyone to pick this up and give it a try. Even if you don’t think you like poetry, or have no idea where to start. I am new to this world and am glad to say that I am enjoying it so far.
Does anyone have any suggestions on where I should go next in the poetry universe? I was thinking Milk and Honey next since I have only heard great things so far.