I love reading poetry books. They’re quick reads that pack such an emotional punch. Much of the poetry that I’ve been introduced to comes from indie authors wanting to share their experiences with the world and they’re generally relatable. As such was my latest read (for a second time.) Check out my review for Tyler Wittkofsky’s Coffee, Alcohol, and Heartbreak: A Poetry Collection.
It’s so hard to write reviews for poetry because I understand how personal such work can be. I felt honored to read such insightful words from an author whether they’re relatable works of fiction or about actual events of their life.
Many of the poems within the pages of this story have more to do with heartbreak than coffee or alcohol. Although, I can see where the author was coming from. Usually emotional roller coasters come in the form of not eating, not sleeping, and mentally/emotionally shutting down. Losing loved ones, causing disappointment, being riddled with anxiety. All of that was laid out on the floor and reminded me a lot of some of the poetry I used to write back in the day.
With that being said, while the content of the poems contained in the book stirred many emotions, I wasn’t a fan of the writing style. This is merely a personal preference on my part. There were a few poems that had oddly phrased sentences or word choices – of course this could’ve been intentional since poetry is often subject to an unlimited amount of creative freedom. I just felt that this caused confusion and muddled the overall message of some of the poems. But again, it may have been perfectly clear to another.
I would like to thank the author for sharing this story with us.
Overall, if you’re looking for something to dive into that’s stimulating for the mind, check this one out.