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

Mistakes Were Made: A Poetry Collection

by
4.30  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Mistakes Were Made is the debut poetry collection of Juliette Sebock. Written over years of watching the world around her, the poems compiled here examine love, loss, mistakes made, and lessons learned. This chapbook brings together poems about trauma, about love, and the moments in between. It takes a look at the mistakes we make throughout life, how we react to them, and ...more
Chapbook, 30 pages
Published July 4th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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 Mistakes Were Made, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mistakes Were Made

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

Community Reviews

Showing 1-28
Average rating 4.30  · 
Rating details
 ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Mistakes Were Made: A Poetry Collection
Kimberly
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mistakes Were Made:  A Poetry Collection by Juliette E. Sebock is a moving collection of works all brimming with emotion.  I like emotional or dark stories and poems. To me, many of the poems conjured up feelings of loss or betrayal so the overall theme of the collection as I perceived it was right up my alley.


There are 22 poems in this collection.  Most of the poems are very short, so they were quick little morsels of the author’s heartcries (dare I say - short enough to memorize and take with
...more
Keana Labra
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We each have an outlet: an activity we reflexively rely on to curb any emotional or mental distress at any given time. Writers have used their words to share and reflect on these instances with either regret or acceptance; but rarely, do we get to read a collection charged with emotion and turmoil presented so cohesively and elegantly. Juliette Sebock’s Mistakes Were Made is a raw illustration of a dark period in her life. She takes chaos and transforms it with succinct, beautiful language. She ...more
Ally
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best poetry is the kind that appears to the reader like a mirror: everything about yourself is reflected in the pages and lines of gut-wrenching emotion. Mistakes Were Made is that mirror.

Simply put, I thoroughly enjoyed this poetry collection. There are poems in these pages that I would've sworn I wrote myself because of the emotions universal to us all: heartbreak, the pursuit of love, and a young person navigating the throes of life. As a young woman around the age of the poet, I especial
...more
Stu Buck
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mistakes Were Made is a powerful collection of poetry that focuses on love, relationships and the pressures these can force on us, causing us to make mistakes in our life and the lives of others. It is extremely well written throughout and at times packs a real punch. These are not just standard love poems but poems that acknowledge the dirty side to being a human and needing companionship. Nothing in life is perfect, and very often it can be troubled and stressful. But there are moments that ma ...more
Isabelle
A new voice on the poetry scene

Imagery of food and of animals, popping up in the spaces where words were difficult, were both interesting choices. 'Squirrel Song' and 'Trigger' were my favourites.
Metaphors of princesses and knives verged on cliqué and lost some authenticity of voice and the throughline of the collection wasn't always clear.
I enjoyed reading Sebock's collection and look forward to more work by her!
Tucker
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A small collection of short poems on bad-apple relationships and lonelinesses. One of the most intriguing poems was "Regent." It's like the outline of a complex fairy tale in very few words. "The princess offers up her castle, / Offers up her throne, / But the maiden turns her down."
Shannon O'Connor
rated it liked it
Oct 23, 2019
Haily Stager
rated it really liked it
Apr 07, 2020
Audrey
rated it really liked it
Jan 30, 2019
David O'Nan
rated it it was amazing
Jun 09, 2019
Juliette
Jul 03, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: juliette-sebock
Nancy Coleman
marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2017
Porsha
marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2018
Nola
marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2019
Britton
marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2019
Jackie Weisenfelder
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2019
D.E. Kerr
marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2019
Nashira
marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2019
Sarosh Nandwani
marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2020
Miriam Cruz
marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2020
Juliette
Jul 07, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Charles
marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2017
cathy
is currently reading it
Jan 27, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • the bitter end
  • I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: Essays
  • What Have I Ever Lost by Dying?
  • The Gunman and His Mother: Lee Harvey Oswald, Marguerite Oswald, and The Making of an Assassin
  • The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women
  • Moral Dimension: Toward a New Economics
  • Bonfire
  • Honor
  • STORGY Flash Fiction 2019
  • Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas
  • Tomorrowland: Our Staggering Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact
  • The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad
  • Listening for Well-Being
  • The Subterranean Railway
  • Death In Mumbai
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts
  • Antisemitism: Here and Now
  • Experimental Film
See similar books…
19 followers
Juliette Sebock is the author of Mistakes Were Made (2017), Micro (Nightingale & Sparrrow Press, 2019), How My Cat Saved My Life and Other Poems (Bottlecap Press, 2019), Three Words (Bottlecap Press, 2020), Plight of the Pangolin (Vociferous Press, 2020), and Boleyn (TwistiT Press, 2020), as well as several books currently searching for the perfect press.

She has poems forthcoming or appearing in
...more

Related Articles

This June, as we observe LGBTQ Pride—the annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning communities—we wa...
176 likes · 70 comments