Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Drink” as Want to Read:
Drink
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Drink

by
4.63  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  9 reviews
DRINK (BlazeVOX) explores the mercurial myths of mermaids, nautical lore of drift bottles, and unmapped beach parties at the Pacific, to questions the changeable stories we tell of water, those connected to plane disappearances, downed ships, lost girls, and forgotten lives. Drink seeks to understand what terrorizes us, be they forgotten messages, murdered sisters, or wome ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published February 2015 by BlazeVOX
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Drink, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Drink

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-46
4.63  · 
Rating details
 ·  16 ratings  ·  9 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Octavia Cade
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Really quite lovely, although it's painful reading in parts. It's part meditation on mermaids, part exploration of the consequences of alcoholism, and each of the sections informs the other. A study in symbols, essentially, and of the things that bind them together.

I recently read another of Wiseman's books ("Wake") and in a way I wish I'd read this one first, as gives background to the other; explains it a little more I think.

Dennis
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Book Review of Laura Madeline Wiseman’s DRINK (BlazeVOX [Books] 2015)
by Dennis Etzel, Jr.

Fairy tales come from dark places within cultures, passed down from generation to generation, retold and revised, and functions to help an audience to cope with tragedy and humanity’s dark sides. Laura Madeline Wiseman wonderfully refreshes the fairy tale’s function in her new collection of poems titled Drink. “Drink” not only operates as verb and noun, but, alongside mermaids as we enter the underwater w
...more
Chels
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
I devoured this book of poetry in one setting. I probably shouldn't have, but I couldn't stop myself. It was horrifically sad. It read more like a story, which let me get into it easier, since I don't enjoy reading poetry. The book kept a heavy cloud on my heart and throat as I read it. It wasn't for me, but it would probably be better in the hands of a poet.
Csimplot Simplot
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!!!
Laura Wiseman
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
DRINK (BlazeVOX) explores the mercurial myths of mermaids, nautical lore of drift bottles, and unmapped beach parties at the Pacific, to questions the changeable stories we tell of water, those connected to plane disappearances, downed ships, lost girls, and forgotten lives. Drink seeks to understand what terrorizes us, be they forgotten messages, murdered sisters, or women living in water.

Witty, sad, tragic, and magical, the poems in Drink both rewrite myths of the sea and present a harrowing v
...more
Andrea Blythe
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
As half-women, the mythical mermaids that swim and roll through the first third of Laura Madeline Wiseman’s Drink, call up the murky waters of teenage life. They are young women straddling two worlds, caught in the dreamy underwater quality of youth while looking forward to womanhood. The mermaids are “mercurial,” always on the verge of transformation in the same way teenagers exist in a constant state of flux, almost daily changing into new versions of themselves. They “change with the stories ...more
Marilyn
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book, as an Advance Readers Copy, and devoured it in one sitting.
It was raw, reaching and real.
The scope of the book, dealing with plane crashes, mermaids,
drinking, bottle collections, relationships,
a horrible childhood and suicide
all were put together in a read that totally grabbed me and made me want more.
I totally recommend this amazing book, Drink.
Robert Vaughan
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Everything water, taken from seascapes, this washed through me with deep imagery, and sustenance. Not a fan of Mermaids per se, but this talented, wise poet turns me on to them and their mighty forces as I never thought I would ever be. Stunning work.
Sandy Hill
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
amazing.stunning, just wonderfully done.
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez
rated it it was amazing
Oct 11, 2015
Sami
rated it it was amazing
Apr 17, 2019
Juliana Gray
rated it it was amazing
Aug 31, 2016
Clif
rated it it was amazing
Mar 04, 2017
Maureen
rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2016
Cat Dixon
rated it it was amazing
Jul 25, 2015
Shauntae Ball
rated it liked it
Aug 01, 2017
Kathleen Marentes
marked it as to-read
May 16, 2015
Micielle
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Frederick Rotzien
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Ann Ellis
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Carla
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Stacia Chappell
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Beth
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Dr. Cole Marie Mckinnon
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Sheryl
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Amanda Reynolds-Gregg
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Todd Rumsey
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Rebecca
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Dawn Obrien
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Cynthia Schwarzer
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Coty
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Eli
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Sara
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Delana
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Kalen Deardorff
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Ted
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Sue
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Mariah
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Amber Griffith
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Angela
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Pam
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Erin Lee
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Shana M. Garrity
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Angelique
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Catherine
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Terry Pearson
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Creating Poetry
  • The Game of Boxes: Poems
  • I Am Not Your Final Girl
  • What Are Big Girls Made Of?: Poems
  • Hourglass Museum
  • The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales
  • Elephant Rocks
  • Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone
  • A Little White Shadow
  • A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems
  • Tonight No Poetry Will Serve
  • Domestic Work: Poems
  • The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems
  • Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology
  • Hum
  • God Went to Beauty School
  • Glimmerglass Girl
  • Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems
Laura Madeline Wiseman's latest books are Velocipede, published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press and Through A Certain Forest published by BlazeVOX [books]. Her collaboratively written chapbook with Andrea Blythe, Every Girl Becomes the Wolf is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

She is also the author of the full length collections of poetry An Apparently Impossible Adventure (Blaze
...more
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »