Thursday, October 21, 2021

Book Review: The Moon Won't Be Dared by Anne Leigh Parrish

 A moving collection blending natural elements, human emotions, and powerful artwork is what the reader will find in The Moon Be Dared by Anne Leigh Parrish.

Poets amaze me with the way they string together words and connect to the world around them. It's a different art form than writing a story; one I never learned and cannot quite grasp except to admire those who make it seem easy.

Such is the case with Parrish's collection, The Moon Be Dared. Poems of earth's love and holding on, poems of broken faith and destroyed trust, poems of nightmares and dreams, fill its pages. So much emotion and exploration to inspire and engage, a story in free verse that takes a journey through the human experience and speaks of the challenges, yet still provides us hope.  

The Moon Be Dared is a beautiful collection that is complemented by the collages by Lydia Selk. Featured in black and white, they speak to you and you can almost imagine the colors were they there. 

This is my favorite poetry collection of the year. I look forward to reading more of Parrish's work. 


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Unsolicited Press (October 14, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 152 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1950730808
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1950730803

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

1 comment:

Savvy Verse & Wit said...

I am so happy that you enjoyed this collection. Thank you for being on the blog tour.