Apollo Weeps (Second Edition)
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Apollo Weeps (Second Edition)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The second in the author's exploration of life through poetry, Apollo Weeps continues where its predecessor, Generational, leaves the reader. The two books are presented in a diary-like format with poetic entries assisting the reader in their journey through the author's teenage and post high school years. Emotions and experiences captured in the author's poetry range from...more
Paperback, 113 pages
Published September 30th 2009 by Lizz Clements (first published January 1st 2003)
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I don't read anywhere near as much poetry as I should and I always say I'm going to change that. I'm glad I got a chance to make this one part of that. Clements has a unique voice. The poems are very intimate in a different kind of way than I am used to. Rather than trying to pull the reader into some kind of forced intimacy with the poet's hidden internal world, Clements seems to just start writing from herself. It's a very unpretentious kind of intimacy, natural seeming without an obvious amou...more
Above all else, the poetry in this book was written with a genuine voice. And for the most part it was noticeably different from the usual mid-to-late-adolescent angst-ridden verses, which was surprising and kind of refreshing. I wrote countless angsty pieces at that age, and it was a little shocking that the writing in this collection was mostly upbeat and a lot of the events in the journal entries seemed anathema to my image of what an ~18-year-old self-professed writer would be doing.

Oct 01, 2009 Lizz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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In response to popular demand, I have released Apollo Weeps in a second edition with minor revisions and available in both print and digital formats. The book is a collection of poetry, prose, and journal entries focusing on the journey of one woman's transition into adulthood. It is a sequel of sorts, with Generational being its first half.
whats better than a book by Lizz about Lizz? :D
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Clements was born and raised in southern New Hampshire. She took an interest in writing at an early age and published her first book shortly after graduating from high school. Currently, Clements has four titles under her name and is always working on her next project.

Since 2006, Clements has written for a number of blogs including the Wizrocklopedia, Feminist Review, The Pagan and the Pen, and mo...more
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