Tuesday 6 March 2018

Review: The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.

Review: I'm not usually someone who reds an awful lot of poetry, I don't know why because when I do I really enjoy it, but someone recommended Amanda's last book to me and so I picked it up and when I heard she had a new one coming out I knew I had to read it. 

Now I love the titles of these books, they are incredibly intriguing and a great signpost as to what you;re going to find inside. I also love that both of these books are collections of poems but a collection which has a theme running through it. Some of these poems are shorter, some are longer. Some look like more traditional verse that we will have all seen in school and some are very different looking and I just love the variety of poems in this book. 

Now this book is just so passionate about female empowerment and that includes from ourselves. This book is inclusive of all kinds of women as well regardless of gender, sexuality, race or disability and makes it clear throughout all of the poems. I love the fact that there are poems written in the first, second and third person. Some which are calls to action and some which are calls to inaction. There is of course language which some may find offensive and so this writer has included a trigger warning in the front of the book so as to support self-care in all situations. 

i really enjoyed this collection of poems. I have flagged several to come back to again and to share with others and after reading I feel incredibly empowered and motivated to continue being fearless.

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Trigger Warnings:
child abuse
intimate partner abuse
sexual assault
eating disorders

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