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I also got another book recently that was co-written by Alessandro Manzetti and Corrine De 23493168Winter called Venus Intervention. This is a collection of poetry which is described in the introduction by Benjamin Kane Ethridge as a nightmare journey. The poems here will definitely give you nightmares as they describe horrors that you usually don’t see in poetry. Its divided into two sections which I liked because both authors have distinct voices and it really showed how different both poets are with Corrine’s more emotional section going first and Alessandro’s darker section following it up.
To demonstrate the difference one of my favorite poems here by Corrine De Winter was What Love Story Doesn’t End In Hell Or In A Whorehouse? I took this poem as being about love going bad, in a few short lines it managed to be funny and tragic and showed that Corrine doesn’t need a lot of words to get her point across and it gave us a dark love story that will stick with you. Going in a different direction, my favorite poem in Venus Intervention by Alessandro is Waiting, which is about a grim reaper looking down on Earth and describing what she sees. This one combines elements of horror and science fiction and paints a darkly disturbing picture. Once again this one was a completely different style of poetry and shows that you can say a lot in just a short amount of space.
I don’t consider myself a fan of poetry. In fact I usually have trouble understanding it, but there were some great poems here that really moved me, such as Habit by Corrine De Winter which states that poetry is everywhere and in every person. Venus Intervention is a work of art and shows how powerful words can be.
The opening to VersiGuasti 1: Venus Intervention describes the work as “a gothic and disturbing poems collection, an exciting journey into the nightmare that will leave you breathless.” This description, while accurate, does not truly capture the horrific beauty poets De Winter and Manzetti have laid before us.
In his introduction, author Benjamin Kane Ethridge discusses the “gradient shadows in between” darkness and light. The poems in Venus Intervention dance and weave along the borderland between those two realms. “Part I: Morning” is a collection from Corrine De Winter. Her work is haunting and emotional. “Do I make you write ethereal music” evokes images of phantoms, operas, and deadly passions. In “Terminal,” she writes, “Even my wild horses are tethered by cold reason.” It is this vivid imagery that brings each poem to life like a point of light in a black room. “Part II: Evening” by Alessandro Manzetti serves as a contrast to De Winter. His brutal edge cuts like a knife. “The city is destroyed” he declares in “The Rope.” “Dark guts are uncoiled” and “the smell of death is too keen.” It is in the contrast of styles where we glimpse the borderland. Both poets plunge into the psyche, exposing the menace and hope that make us human. De Winter says, “you are beautiful in a certain light,” and Manzetti tells us we are merely “herds of souls” in a world of chaos. Dark, mysterious, and threatening at times, VersiGuasti 1: Venus Intervention does not disappoint.