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All the Lonely Hearts: Poetry Inspired by Music

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Has given me a reason
To breathe
A reason to be

It comes in many forms. One of those can be music. Be it the melody, or the story it’s trying to tell.

All the Lonely Hearts is an exploration of inspiration. Be it the melody, the story, or even a word. Ella Rye brings these two worlds crashing together. Each poem is inspired by a song.

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Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Ella Rye
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Natasha LeAnn
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I did receive a review copy of this collection on NetGalley. I liked that the author gave us the playlist in the beginning. I started by setting up a Spotify playlist for this collection and listened to it while I read. It's quick to get through as would be expected. I liked the second half of the collection more than I did the first. I was torn at first with what I thought about it. It reminded me a bit of The Princess Saves Herself in This One with the formatting and style of poetry -- or at l ...more
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All of this poetry was written very well. I felt as if I knew the author of the poetry because some of the poems made me think they had been in a domestic violence situation like myself. Poetry is one of my favorite genres and I feel like this collection could be one of my top favorites of the year!
Kade Gulluscio
I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Thanks NetGalley!

I love that the author gave us a playlist with this as well. This book wasn't my favorite poetry book... not by far, BUT there were some beautifully written poems in the bunch.
Eve beinguniquebooks
In this collection of poems inspired by music and with an accompanying playlist of songs included, we see how emotions change and adapt in each poem.

From love, freedom and dance as well as sex, friendship, loneliness and heartache an array of emotions are travelled through and the words are gripping, raw and will move you to tears with the truthfulness and weight they hold. A brave and proud collection of poetry illustrating many life tales.

Many thanks to the publishers for allowing me to review
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I’ve been reading poetry lately and the idea of poetry being inspired by music (which is somewhat already poetry, if you think about it) was different, unheard of and it really interests me!

All the Lonely Hearts started with a playlist, which I felt should’ve come with a description. Was it what inspired the poems? If so, wouldn’t it be great if there was a link to a Spotify, 8Track or Youtube playlist so the readers can read the poem and be accompanied by the music that inspired it rather than
Lisa Marie
May 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to Netgallery for the copy of the book for an honest review.
I thought that at the start the adding of the play list was interesting. It helped one to understand what some of the inspiration for the poems were found in the music that she listened to. Overall, I felt that this book of poetry was not one of my favorites but not poorly written for the purpose of it. The purpose of this book was for her to express her emotions and she was able to share her emotions and thoughts. The only thin
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
As always, I'm not a big fan of this new age poetry, or rather the way in which it's written. But this collection was lovely to read as the words flowed naturally.

If I had read this last year during my hard time, I would've loved this with my whole heart. I'd recommend this to people who are in love, just suffered a breakup or are having a tough time.
Sahreth Bowden
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found how the author shared her fully original work by accompanying it with their inspiration very interesting. We all relate quite heavily to music even though our preferred genres may be different. By listing the songs which inspired her poems, the reader is able to easily find common ground with both artist and author. I'll admit that I initially expected to find the poems to contain numerous obviously altered lyrics from the songs so I was thrilled to see that wasn't the case. Instead of s ...more
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Music can be poetry and it was lovely to read these emotional poems that were inspired by music. Very thoughtful and lots of feeling.
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was a bit of a complicated read for me.

The subtitle really drew me to this book: Poetry Inspired by Music. Music is something I care about and connect with, while I often struggle with written poetry. I hoped that reading this would make poetry connect for me in a new and rewarding way.

But the author didn't use music in the way that I expected. I was hoping that this book would be a love story to music - something that I, as a great lover of music, could connect with and understand. Instead
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I made a playlist and made a point of listening to each song before reading the corresponding poem. And while I truly appreciate the playlist, I believe it's also what made it so difficult for me to connect with the poems. The truth is around 90% of the songs were familiar to me. Probably 60% are songs I know well or even by heart so obviously I've developed my own connections and interpretations of what feelings they convey. The author and I didn't agree on much apparently, to the point where I ...more
Octavia Mason
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ella Rye, an author of various poetry collections, brings her audience this collection of free-verse poetry inspired by music ranging from Taylor Swift to Imagine Dragons. Rye attempts to show the inspiration music can have on poetry, whether it be from a song's word or melody.

Rye has a talent for bringing her emotions out and placing them out in poetry form with beautiful imagery and rawness. On a few occasions, I found myself re-reading a poem simply because the words unfolded a story of twist
When I requested for this book, I was drawn to the art cover and the concept of this modern poetry, Other than reading, I also enjoyed listening to songs and connect with the songwriting and melody which is why this appeals to me so much. At the beginning of the book, you'll see a playlist of songs that inspired the poetry inside the book, again great concept but not for me. I am pretty hard to please when it comes to poetry and I feel like the poetry inside the book is probably more suitable fo ...more
May 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thanks to NetGalley I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I liked the idea of having a playlist I can listen to while reading the book.
The music (rhyme and rhythm) of this collection was not satisfying for me. I dont have any problem with modern poetry with no music but this one was inspired by music after all so I expected more.
The poems were easy to understand but definitely written for teenage audience.
I think teenagers will totally like this.
Ajay Sawant
I am not sure about anyone else but this collection is definitely not my type of work or the kind I can tolerate. I couldn't finish a single poem. They are too long and not catchy either
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved all the poems. They were so nicely written in free verse. The topics were good as well. I want the author to write more.
Angela Shockley
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May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The theme of this collection appealed to me instantly, along with its stunning cover. Poetry and music are closely related - cousins, I'd say - so the idea that this was a book of poems inspired by music drew me in from the onset. Unfortunately, the poems in this book didn't really speak to me.

As I mentioned, the association between music and poetry in this book is a huge asset, and I liked the inclusion of a playlist at the beginning of the text, as I felt it established a good tone and gives y
Ella Rye
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Azzurra Nox
I'm a big fan of writing inspired by music since so much of my own writing is inspired by music. However, this book started out promising and soon dragged on and became far too repetitive for my liking.
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May 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
All my thoughts can be summed up by this: It wasn't very good. I felt no connection to the writing, and barely noticed that it was drawn back and inspired by music. It felt like it was trying to be something it couldn't be and I DNF'd 27% through. Unfortunately it wasn't very good.
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May 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm afraid I really didn't enjoy this. I thought the poems were very immature, like the musings of a hormonal teenager. I was expecting the music that inspired the poems to be critically acclaimed songs, but it was all Ed Sheeran, Sigrid, Taylor Swift and so on. I had to abandon the book half way through because I couldn't stand to read any more.
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Ella Rye grew up in small-town California. She grew up loving words. An avid reader from a young age. During her teen years, she developed a love for poetry and began writing. The words flowed out of her naturally, never even really knowing the type of poetry she was writing. Over the years, poetry helped her throughout her life. It was therapeutic, and now she hopes that her poetry can help those ...more

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