Monday, April 29, 2019

Book Review: Phoenix by Jessica Goody

A moving collection of transformation poems can be found in Phoenix by Jessica Goody.

The beautiful cover of Phoenix opens up to dozens of poems in a variety of styles that capture the resilience of the human spirit. Though a variety of subject matter is covered--nature, animals, emotions, special places and people--they are all connected by the theme of transformation.

What I most enjoyed about the Phoenix collection was the author's unique word choices. The writing is deep and emotional, and then you come across an unexpected use of a word that fits perfectly but you may not have thought of in that particular way before. It gives you a real moment to let the poem linger in your mind a while.

Goody is new to me, but I am sure I'll be wanting to read more from her soon.

Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: CW Books (March 1, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1625493061
ISBN-13: 978-1625493064

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

1 comment:

Serena said...

Thank you for reviewing her collection and for being on the blog tour!