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Breaking into Butterflies

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Miranda Kulig's debut poetry collection, Breaking into Butterflies, explores the scary, the beautiful, the ugly, and the overwhelming parts of life through the journey from caterpillar to butterfly. Told in four groundbreaking chapters, the poems of this collection will resonate with readers through relatable, insightful, and powerful bursts of prose that weave a necessary ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Independently published
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Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This beautiful little book was like reading another person's soul, and it resonated with me in a surprisingly personal way. I feel like I know so many people who would benefit from giving this a read, and seeing that they're not alone. I hope Miranda Kulig continues to create beautiful things like this! It's clear that she has a gift for lovely, truth-filled words. <3 ...more
Kristiana Y. Sfirlea
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are a lot of words I could use to describe this poetry collection.

Beautiful. Stunning. Gripping. Amazing.

Boring words, in other words. Tired words. Words I've used used hundreds of times to the point that I'm not even sure I remember what they mean. Something good, of course. I only use them for things that I love. But somehow Breaking into Butterflies deserves better than my praise-weary adjectives.

I want to try some new ones. Bear with me.

Accessible. Relatable. Soul-soothing. Interes
Mariella Taylor
I read this book when snowed in at work, and all my coworkers and I fell absolutely in love with the cover. There’s a beautiful simplicity to it that draws the attention of the reader.

Many people described this book to me as powerful and moving. And, to an extent, it was. At least, the idea of it was.

There were some gorgeous pieces in this book that were artistic and moving on the page. There was an emotion and vibrance to the theme and the voice of the author portraying it. There was a sinceri
Cassidy Eubanks
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This incredible poetry collection made me smile and cry all at once. These poems came straight from the author's heart and every word is so genuine and poignant. Miranda Kulig truly captures the process of growing and changing into the person you were always meant to be. You can feel the sense of pseudo-safety and suffocation that comes with staying a caterpillar, the discomfort and pain and difficulty of forming a chrysalis and growing your wings, and the freedom and joy that comes with finally ...more
Chelsea Bartell
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this entire book in one sitting. One poem tailing the other because the next poem was a surprise. You didn't know whether you were about to dive into a break-up poem, self-discovery poem, inspiring piece, a piece about learning to hope again or a sweet little love poem. This was a beautifully put together book. As a writer, I know it's hard to stick with a theme yet, touch on everything that moves your heart but Miranda did so flawlessly. Each poem circled back to the lifecycle of a butte ...more
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow... I loved this so much.

Let me tell you that reading this was amazing. I couldn't help but read so much at once but I just didn't want it to end so quickly. These poems are so beautiful and nothing but truth and real emotion. Every line makes you understand what Miranda felt with the gorgeous, intricate descriptions. The unusual but interesting format and wording are incredible. It's something you could relate to and really understand in your heart.

I can not pick a favorite part. I know th
Renee Dugan
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked up Breaking Into Butterflies after a long dry spell of not reading poetry and during a dark time in my mental health, and it deeply fed my soul. These words made me feel seen and understood, particularly in addressing issues of anxiety and self worth. By the end I was crying, reading poems aloud to friends and family who were going through similar experiences.

Visually provocative, eloquent and authentic, BiB stirs the heart and tantalizes the mind. When I read the final poem, the great
Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miranda is a very sweet soul, that is very evident through her book. She compares her journey to that of a butterfly. A beautiful comparison I think.
I'll be honest there were a few times I felt that the same metaphors were stretched over a span of four or so poems and I just wanted something new. My mouth was watering awaiting her description with vivid, crisp, and illuminating language.
Beyond that, she wrote a beautiful, relatable book into existence. I thank her for sharing her vulnerable, p
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Miranda Kulig picked up a pencil at the age of six and has had a hard time putting it down ever since. She is a writer of poetry as well as fiction and has been previously published in the Huron River Review (issue 15), Michigan’s Best Emerging Poets, and America’s Best Emerging Poets.

When she isn’t writing, Miranda can be found cuddling adorable babies, drinking Starbucks at Target, watching suns

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