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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
Kindle Edition, 30 pages
Published July 3rd 2017
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Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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!
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Juliette Sebock is the author of Mistakes Were Made and has poetry forthcoming or appearing in a wide variety of publications, including Marias at Sampaguitas, Neologism, Peeking Cat Poetry, Kissing Dynamite, Mookychick, the Wellington Street Review, and more.

She is the founding editor of Nightingale & Sparrow, and online literary magazine, and runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Tast