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 ...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 ...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 ...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
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.
I kind of had one word in my mind when I finished this: D A M N W O W D A M N O M G T H IS okay fine maybe more than one word, more like a lot of thoughts and a lot of feelings.
This collection of poetry is gorgeous! Utterly gorgeous! I can't believe how these 30 pages managed to affect me so much. (And in case your asking, yes this is worth it to read even if it is only 30 pages. It's definitely worth it!) The ...more
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.
I cannot think of a better title for this book because a lot of the ...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,...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
Glimmerglass Girl was the first poetry collection I read by Holly Walrath and to be honest I didn't really like it. I couldn't really relate to the poems and the poems weren't that interesting to me. I do have to admit that I still haven't read that many poetry collections, 17, but I just didn't didn't feel it.
I do however have 2 favourite poems:
In Rejoice of ...more
I really loved Holly Walrath writing in Glimmerglass Glass. Her writing is so beautiful and I love how descriptive she writes as well. There was artwork within and it worked very well. This wasn’t as long as most poetry book I read but I liked that. It’s about womenhood and the authors own experiences. I gave this 3.5 out of five stars.
Some of my favorites lines are:
“I will fuck my way through the realm of fae until I’ve ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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
the world I have lived in so long. ...more