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Bending The Universe

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The International Bestselling poetry book Bending The Universe is a collection of 100 original poems written by Alaskan artist Justin Wetch in five sections-- Society, Love, Life, Personal, and Nature. They encompass all aspects of life from a carefully considered, if pessimistic, perspective. Featuring incredible illustrations by Malachi Paulsen.
Kindle Edition, 189 pages
Published January 26th 2017 by Justin Wetch
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Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, netgalley
4.5 poetic stars.
Review to come.

Thanks for Netgalley and respective publisher for sending me this copy.

Wonderful poetry wrinkled into Extravagant poetic phrase with deeper perception.
Such poetry can melt any rock, Glittering of spectacular simple words knitted very expertly with visionary aspects.

"Ancestors fought for freedom,
but these kids ain't free,
Decades of debt for a
piece of paper that says degree."

"Oh, but that's the way it goes
Growing up means growing old
We change seasons change
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received this as an ARC on NetGalley.

The author clearly put time and effort into these pieces. They are unique pieces that feel personal and relevant to the author's life. There were a few pieces that I really enjoyed (specifically "Forever" and parts of "Lithium") that I would like to share with others; they hit me personally. I appreciated these aspects of this collection.

However, a large and overwhelming majority of the pieces in this collection had very pessimistic themes which I didn't
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Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another poetry book now crossed off of my list. Bending the Universe is a poetry book with 5 sections in the book and 100 poems in total. The sections include Society, Love, Life, Personal and Nature. In each section there was at least to poems that I thought were interesting or had the possibility to be my new favorite. I plan on re-reading this book again sometime, and I’ll probably end up annotating certain poems to get a clearer understanding of the poem. Overall I thought that this book was ...more
Ana and The Books
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
It is a hard thing to judge someone’s raw emotions, but i have to say that there were some extremely powerful poems and some that I though could have ended sooner
Hafsa | حفصہ
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-e-books, poésie
Disclaimer: Received a free digital copy of the book through Netgalley.

2.5 stars

This collection is divided in five sections: "Society", "Love", "Life", "Personal" and "Nature". Initially, I thought that this collection had a pretty average start with poems which could be understood by anyone, however, as it progressed the sections got weaker. Society in general was average yet strongest amongst the five portions of the book for me. Although, some of the pieces in "Society" were my favourites
Jan 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 13_poetry, 04_ebooks
'Netgalley ARC provided by The Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review'

I was trying to get more poetry into this reading year. I was quite eager to do it and the good people at NetGalley were kind enough to help me along. But, in all honesty, this was a mistake.

I feel like this book is basically shouting in my face what I am supposed to believe in. Which is weird considering I agree with a lot of points made in here. It felt like a dry rant, a self-righteous, egocentric millennial
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Poweful. Diverse. Raw. Explosive. Bending the Universe is a collection poetry consisting of five parts that divided into society, love, life, personal and nature categories that readers, or so over, poetic readers will love the alternating mixture of feelings that Justin Wetch delivers with his poems. I really wasn’t expecting when I checked the book out and the only thought that I have when I read the summary on Goodreads is that the cover designer, whoever made and
Jade brown
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
WOW!! I really enjoyed this.
The collection of poems are arranged in five sections, Society, Love, Life, Personal and Nature.

The first section of poems being Society is probably my favourite out of all the other topics,
just because it deals with an arrange of issues that is happening right now from Social Media to diversity and politics.

"140 characters is the most this generation reads"

I actually saw one of the poems on twitter a year ago called "Growing up"( I know, I know goddamn twitter)
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Okay. I enjoyed many of the poems in this collection. However, after reading the poem 'Bending the Universe' the rest of the collection began to give a different vibe that I wasn't really picking up. His need for popularity and "views" of his poems was shown at the end and just added to his sense of pretentiousness that I did not enjoy.
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have never felt so connected in any poetry book than I do with this one. One of the few I will be rereading until the book falls apart. It is so incredibly raw and honest. Such a masterpiece. I nearly cried when I heard another one of his books is coming out this summer.
lexi ✨
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
there were definitely some really good poems in here, especially in the beginning where a lot of the poetry related to ongoing issues in the present
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Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I personally liked this book because I could imagine what he was saying into a picture. I also liked that there were different topics of poems including love, society, life, personal, and nature. I liked how he wrote these all himself too.
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