Glimmerglass Girl is a collection of poetry and images about womanhood and femininity. This debut collection from author Holly Lyn Walrath explores life, love, marriage, abuse, self-harm, the body, death, and alcoholism through the lens of a woman’s heart. It takes reader ...more
Glimmerglass Girl is a poetry collection which focus on women. Their struggles, dilemmas, relationship, love, abuse and alcoholism. The writing was whimsical and refreshing. Each poems may appear light and fantastical but it conveys a deep and serious message. These kinds of verses are challenging to analyse and to reflect on. Once I finished, I reread it in a gradual pace and I have troubles conne ...more
A paradox of piercing and delicate, like a tendril of blood dripping down a shard of crystalline ice, and an homage to Alice and her looking glass illusions.
Glimmerglass Girl is a realm in a globe of femininity and both the knives and hearts it bears, or the knives puncturing hearts when worse comes to worse, as it does.
Never faint, but it's like a symphony cut short at the intermission - it ends all too abruptly, but doesn't it glisten while it lives? ...more
This short poetry anthology dealt with the female identity in the modern world. Whilst I did appreciate its contents and liked the style used to portray this message, I found I lacked a complete emotional affinity with some of the poems contained here.
Anthologies are always hard to gauge a star rating for, as the varied contents will always produce a variety of responses in me. Some poems I read and reread, in awe of the wonderful prose and exultant in the emotion it ex ...more
Glimmerglass girl 4.25⭐️
This is a collection of poetry of sorts. Its not the typical collection. Its more like very short short stories.
There is artwork within and helps bring the shorts to life.
In rejoice of kindred grief
Behind the glass
Elegy for a body
She leanrs how to disappear
“With sadness like no ...more
The illustrations are gorgeous, many public domain images. Unfortunately, the contrast between the image and the poetry where it was superimposed was not stark enough for me and made it difficult to read.
It's an interesting mix of fragility and toughness while hinting at lines of self exploration among the images that create a lyrical, rose hued imagery that can stay with you for hours long after reading ...more
This is a really nice collection of emotional poetry about womanhood .
While I didn't connect directly to all the text I could still appreciate it for its meaning.
Written In a uniquely deep and expressive style. ...more
I think this book just went entirely over my head, this writing style made it so difficult for me to read. I also just couldn't emotionally connect with this collection even though it centered around womanhood and self-reflection. The style in which it was written just felt like it needed more pauses, a place to breath while reading. Also some of the conclusions that the poems came to didn't really make sense to me, esp...more
I cannot think of a better title for this book because a lot of the im ...more
Holly Lyn Walrath opens her collection with this subtle entreaty, and the words set the tone for the rest of her work—a searching, ethereal book of poems.
Glimmerglass Girl, just out from Finishing Line Press, covers a variety of themes, but centers around the search for self-knowledge and self-recognition. This search’s incarnation is decidedly ...more
This poetry collection was very special in that it had modern feel but also reminded me of classic poetry. I don't really see modern poetry collections that have wording this whimsical. I really enjoyed some of the poems, but I couldn't connect to many of them. That only speaks for my personal experience though and doesn't take away from the beautiful feel of the overall work and the lovely ...more
by Holly Lyn Walrath
Finishing Line Press
Pub Date 03 Aug 2018
I am reviewing a copy of Glimmerglass Girl through Fishing Line Press and Netgalley:
Poetry is one of the hardest genres to review because a poem can have a different meaning to every reader l:
In this short collection of poetry Holly Lyn Walrath explores love, marriage, abuse and self harm of the body, death and alcoholism through a woman's heart who has experienced them in on one way or another. It does this while ...more
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It was impossible for me to stop reading until I had finished the last poem. Then I was sorry to see it over. I truly wanted more of this writing style.
The author tells secrets. She dares to say it. Life expects us to play nice and these poems felt like a ...more
I really wanted to read this because i absolutely love poetry and wanted to try and read some new and upcoming poets and poetry collections.
Holly's writing in this short collection was so beautiful! I have never read a poetry book quite like it!
Her writing is so whimsical and, in a way, pretty. But the reason i gave it 4 stars is because i wish it were longer honestly!
When this book officially comes out i will be definitely buyin ...more
What lured me in was the absolutely gorgeous cover. When I started reading it, however, I realized how much more I would enjoy it being read out loud - and even though the book is about womanhood, I imagined ...more
This chapbook is daring, raw and everything poetry dealing with feminine identity should be. I had a hard time pausing in between poems because each left me wanting more. But these poems are meant to be tasted and savored. They do leave an aftertaste that takes a couple of minutes to wear off, but it is the kind that is exciting and invigorating.
I especially loved "I Am Going To Find The Unicorns." The imagery ...more
Some of my favourite lines:
“the crisp brown suits off of a pair of onions”
“drifting out over the lake whose surface was pinched as if by som ...more
the world I have lived in so long. ...more
In short lines of prose and halting poetic verses, sometimes with a structure reminiscent of Dickinson using dashes for line breaks - but with a darker edge to the feeling of her words, like Poe. Yet the style of this collection is ...more
So I dove into the well curated words, a world of sorrow and learning, darkness and understanding! The pictures to underline the poems were a bit retro and I liked that! (Though I would probably have chosen not pics from other people but maybe herself, to underline the words right?)
Holly chose all the right words, so many beautiful words to embrace her story and show ...more
I am always in search of new poetry and this collection intrigued me. I'd heard it was about womanhood and self-reflection and so I started to read. Unfortunately, I just couldn't connect with this collection. The voice and the pacing of the collection didn't engage with me and I didn't find the poems to be that memorable. That said, I do appreciate the author's style, it just wasn't for me. ...more