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Signs of Life: Poems for Remembering

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A debut book of poetry to feed the soul

Meg Bloom's first book of poetry, Signs of Life, explores the feelings and experiences that make us alive: trauma, grief, loss, love, learning and hope. It offers moments to reflect on both the pain and joy that fill our lives, and what we can learn from them.

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Meg Bloom lives in Melbourne, Australia. She writes poetry
ebook, 108 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Bloom House Press
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Michael Cayley
Oct 26, 2019 rated it liked it
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A collection of poems by an Australian writer that largely concentrate on explorations of grief and loss. The language is simple, and the approach to emotion is generally direct and straightforward, sometimes too much so for effective poetry. But as a whole the book is moving.

For me the best poems are in the opening main section where there is more use of imagery. For instance,

silk red
is the river between us
a dark pool
brimming with crimson splendour
atop the ash and dust...

... where does life an
Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Bloom’s debut collection is immediately reminiscent of Kaur and Lovelace as she combines pithy thoughts with extended pieces which demonstrate Bloom’s talent for creating raw and honest imagery.

At times, this similarity let the collection down. My issue with the work of Kaur and Lovelace is how often the words read as discarded thoughts instead of poetry consciously crafted to evoke emotions within its readers. I often wish the four line poems in this collection, and others, were fleshed out - e
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Beautifully written poems that tackle the feelings of Grief and Loss. Sometimes a tad abstract for me, but the point comes across as well as the feelings.
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