- File Size: 2453 KB
- Print Length: 171 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1946382132
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Catterfly Publishing a subsidiary of OWS INK; 1 edition (September 16, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 16, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074WCLD69
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**** I give Ambrosia: A Poetry Anthology 4 stars. It’s hard to give a rating to an anthology because inevitably I find myself liking some of the works and not being crazy about others. So, how do you choose which way the scale falls? I also find that I’m pretty particular about poetry so even within one poet’s work, I’ll love one poem and find myself yawning through another. Rating this one was difficult.
What really pushed this one up into the four-star range is the pledge to donate royalties to a cause that is important to me: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I think it is amazing that all these artists – the poets, cover designer, editor, etc. – donated their time and talents to a meaningful cause. I thank them.
What I Liked:
• This is a very diverse collection. There really is something for every taste. Some of it was more flowery and lighthearted, some gritty and straightforward, and some cerebral and dark. I’m sure everyone can find something they love in this book. Some of the poems I had to stop and read a second or third time. Some moved me to tears. Others I found predictable and dull. But I think the diversity makes it a more interesting read than a book of only one poet’s work.
What I Didn’t Like:
• Surprisingly, I found that the layout bothered me. I don’t think this would be an issue if I’d had a paperback copy that I could flip back and forth through. And I completely understand that the best way to showcase the poets was to introduce them with a bio and then have all their poems follow. However, I think I might have enjoyed them interspersed. This is just a quirky thing on my part.
Would I Recommend and To Whom:
If you’re interested in supporting a good cause and looking to find some new poets/authors to add to your reading list, give this one a look!
• “Over,” “Fiona Baked Apple,” & “Grandfather” by Eric Keizer
• “Open Mic” by Alyssa Trevitt
• “Hungry for Success” & “What’s New(s)” by Sam DeLoach
• “Inner Demons” by Stacy Overby
• “When Beauty Falls” by Stephanie Ayers
• “The Falling,” “The Sadness Lies,” “Cage,” & “Ciccone’s” by Veronica Falletta
From the first poem, to the last, you can feel the raw emotion behind each and every piece. Rather than present one large picture, like the last poetry collection I read, this one presents an array of beauty, longing, pain, and every other emotion you could think of. Not every poem deals with vast emotion – many focus on quieter moments, small snippets of a life not difficult to imagine. I found myself settling into these poems the way I settle into a favorite novel. Like a warm blanket at the end of a long day, if that makes sense.
It’s not only the emotion behind the words that make this a great read, either. The technical aspects contribute just as much to the experience. Many of the poets play with format in a way that increases the enjoyment of the work. Some of the poems I had to read out loud, as they were lyrical and begged to be actually heard.
Like I said, this is one I’ll be coming back to every few months. If you like poetry, don’t miss out on this great collection! Not to mention, proceeds are going to a great cause.