Title: Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Published: Oct 5, 2021
Format: E-book through Netgalley- Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing!
In her new standalone poetry collection, flower crowns & fearsome things, bestselling & award-winning poetess amanda lovelace explores the complexity of femininity through alternating wildflower & wildfire poems.
within these pages, you will find that each of us has the ability to be both soft & fierce at the same time. there is no need to choose one or the other.”
This is my first poetry collection by Amanda Lovelace. I’ve seen many others talk about her poems before and saw this available as a “Read Now” on Netgalley. I decided to give it a go and was a bit underwhelmed. The cover and the artwork are gorgeous.
There are trigger warnings at the beginning, which is awesome. Take heed because they will definitely be warranted. While this was supposed to show a collection of fierce and weak parts of femininity, I didn’t quite get that. Some pages felt like I was reading tweets or one-liners on a social media post. I could have sworn I’ve seen/heard some of the things before. I think I was looking for a little more depth to this book. There are some really great and hard-hitting poems but they were few and far between.
Overall, there’s not too much to say. It’s very short and a very fast read. I don’t know that she quite accomplished what she wanted to with this one. I will still try one of her others.