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Splinters Are Children of Wood by Leia Penina Wilson
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bookshelves: 2019-reads, adult, poetry

I sadly find myself wondering if everyone else got a wholly different book from what I was sent, because as much as I wanted to love this when I first picked it up, it turned me off literally within the first few pages and never got any better — to the extent that I had to skim-read the second half because I was so irritated with literally every single facet of this writing style.

There are entire pages that are just blocks of the word (view spoiler) (in spoiler tags because I know a lot of people dislike this word's existence very much). Just... that word over and over and over and over and... do you get my point?

People complain about modern contemporary poets a lot, and usually I'm on the opposite side of that — I love seeing poets twist and reshape the classic formats of poetry, and enjoy the creativity expressed in the idea — but this was... I don't know what this was. I felt like I was in a fever dream while reading it, in the worst possible way.

Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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Reading Progress

June 13, 2019 – Shelved
June 13, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
November 22, 2019 – Started Reading
November 22, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 24, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-reads
November 24, 2019 – Shelved as: adult
November 24, 2019 – Shelved as: poetry

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