I love reading poetry books. Ever since I was young and picked up my first one by Shel Silverstein, I couldn’t help but fall in love. I remember writing my own poetry in high school and being a part of an online community of self ascribed “dark poets.” Good times.
This week’s indie book feature goes to author Cynthia Cisneros and her book titled Chaotic Silence: Poems. I actually found out about her through doing one of my writer’s lifts on twitter where I choose a couple of authors and read their works. In fact, that’s how I find a lot of new indie authors.
Here’s the review I left for her on Amazon:
This was the kind of book I found myself reading late at night in the middle of my living room with a glass of wine. It’s the kind of read you want to dive into when the world is quiet and all that surrounds you is the comforting blanket of darkness.
The poems contained within this book are so raw and emotional. It’s relatable for anyone who has suffered through loss, sadness, anger – whether that be directed towards an external “someone or something” or directed towards yourself. This kind of poetry is right up my alley, dark and foreboding. It’s a story about life and all the trials that come with it. How to overcome them or embrace them.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to read and I found myself reading poem after poem thinking to myself “wow.” Thanks for sharing your beautiful journey with us.
So, if you’re into poetry, I’d recommend checking this author and her books out. It was an enjoyable read and refreshing to see through the eyes of another person with similar experiences to myself.