Thursday 3 September 2020

Review: Coffee Days Whiskey Nights by Cyrus Parker

A lot can happen between the first sip of coffee and the last taste of whiskey, and this book takes a look at the way a single day can change our outlook on everything from relationships with others, to our relationships with ourselves, and everything in between. Ultimately, coffee days, whiskey nights illustrates that no matter how hopeless we may feel at the end of the day, a new one is only a few hours away.

Review: I always love some Cyrus Parker poetry. I adored Dropkick Romance but this new collection has quickly become my favourite. I read this copy thanks to netgalley but have pre-ordered a physical copy because I love those illustrations and being able to revisit favourite poems easily. Having said that I did still get to experience the beauty of having the morning/coffee poems on white pages and night/whiskey poems in white text on black.

I also have a fondness for this collection because of the title and the format. I really feel what this writer was going for with the day and night concept but also I love coffee and whiskey and also consume a lot of it so I can appreciate these poems on that level too. 

Some of the poems that I connected with most were those concerning anxiety and also those concerning the little pleasures in life. I really felt those poems in my soul and I loved the way they were worded. Cyrus Parker reminds us to ‘post that photo of your pumpkin spice latte, do all of the things that make you happy and share each one of them with the world because we could all use a little more joy in our lives’ and I love that. 

I really recommend this book and I can’t wait to fully explore the physical copy soon!

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