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Mistakes Were Made: A Poetry Collection

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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
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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
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
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
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
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!
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." ...more
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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.

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