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Utterly Loved Paperback – November 29, 2012
More About the Author
Kat and Stone Bastion's bestselling first novel NO WEDDINGS and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs.
When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy spending their time mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
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Top Customer Reviews
Author: Kat Bastion
Grade/Rating: 5 out of 5
In an exclusive interview, Kat Bastion revealed to us what inspired her to write poetry. New York Times Bestselling author Sylvain Reynard wrote a guest post for us, here on the Literati Literatures Lovers blog, titled: The Art and Poetry of Desire and it was that entry that inspired Bastion to write.
To say that I am devoted to poetry would be an understatement. I grew up on poetry and some of the first reading I ever did were poems. Most of the rhythms we all learn as children are just little poems. Each Wednesday on our blog we feature poetry, which we label as Poetry Wednesday, because we believe that poetry of all types should be read and enjoyed. I have often thought that poets don’t bleed blood, but ink; because they express every emotion they have in their poetry. Poetry is the bone and marrow of expressive writing because the poet puts their life experiences into each poem with every word they choose.
The emotion Bastion focuses on is one of the most complex of our human emotions: love. The book explores love; through the use of imagery, the seasons, grace, passion, exploration, family, happiness, and desire; the myriad of emotions of living. Utterly Loved is about living and the questions that surround us. How does one live their life; as a player in the game or as a spectator? What is the quality of a life well lived? What do we, as humans, imprint on the world? What do we cherish and leave behind?
In her poems, Bastion cherishes life lived in love. Like any good poet she’s able to invoke emotions through the imagery that her words paint, on the landscape of her art.Read more ›
I've always loved poetry. Poems are to be treasured and they convey such powerful emotions when you read them, at least to me. Kat Bastion's "Utterly Loved" is one of the most beautiful anthology of love poems I've ever read. It's her debut work of poetry and it delivers flawlessly.
The love poems Kat Bastion wrote and collected in Utterly Loved are beautiful and unique. From the moment I read the first one "the Fall" I knew Kat would have taken me on an unforgettable journey of self exploration, tenderness, passion, love and great emotion.
Each and every poem evokes beautiful imagery and it stirs in you powerful feelings, exactly what love poems should do. Some are about tender lovers, others about passionate lovers, some about the exploration of love, others about seduction, self discovery and so much more. All of them are masterfully written and there's no doubt Kat Bastion is a truly gifted writer. A good poet is the one who is able to capture your attention completely and make you dream and Kat does exactly that through her words.
Another thing I loved about this poetry collection is that each poem is introduced by a meaningful line that is striking and stays with you. It makes you think and at the same time goes straight to your heart. I highlighted a lot of them, because they are really powerful.
Do yourself a favor and read this wonderful anthology of love poems. Once you'll turn the last page you'll feel full of hope, complete, utterly loved.
"Only when we take the leap, unafraid to fall, do we learn to fly" -Kat Bastion.
**Complimentary copy given by the author in exchange for an honest review**
I am a lover of poetry. There's just something that happens when I read it that is almost unexplainable. It gives me such a deep sense of joy, and a feeling of something within being fulfilled. I remember the first time I saw that Kat had posted a poem on her blog, and I went running to read it. It was wonderful, and inspiring, and it made me feel...that's what great poetry does...it makes you feel.
Whether its passion, hope, sorrow,understanding or the thousand other emotions we human beings are capable of...a poem should stir you to feel something. Kat's poems do that for me and I am grateful beyond measure that she has decided to share these poems with all of us.
When Kat decided to publish her collection and donate the profits to charity I wanted to be a part of it in whatever small way I could. It was an honor for us here at Bookish Temptations to be the blog that revealed Sylvain Reynard, my favorite author, as the writer of the foreword to Utterly Loved.
This is a collection of poems that I would highly recommend you read and share with those you love. Buy a copy for yourself and then a few as Christmas presents or stocking stuffers. Not only will you have something full of grace and beauty to read time and again, but you will be supporting two very wonderful charities.
Like Kat, I hope that there is someone in your life that makes you feel utterly loved. Share these poems with that someone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While I am not much of a poetry reader (and therefore don't have much to compare this book against), I nevertheless feel that "Utterly Loved," a collection of poems that conveys... Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by lmd39
I am so glad that I bought a copy of Utterly Loved for myself and bought seven more to share with friends. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by turzas
Today I reread all of the poetry in this lovely book. I had more time to think about the poems. It is truly a wonderful collection of poems. I must say that I enjoyed all of them. Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by scmartin04
I have been waiting for this book to come via post to Australia but when I got the great news I could also get it via kindle I just had to get it straight away! Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by Debra Lane
There is so much to love about Utterly Loved -- I hope my review can do it justice.
First, the genesis of this heartfelt book of love poems is, in itself a love story. Read more