This is the first book of poetry I’ve reviewed and I was excited to do so because this book was written by my good friend James Mahoney over at The Written Word. He’s having a go at self-publishing this collection of poetry and I was lucky enough to get to see it in advance.
I’m the first to admit that poetry isn’t my first choice of reading material, though I am a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe.
I read through the 38 page book in about an hour and found that I was unable to put it down. Every poem is so different, with different emotions driving them. For me, every poem was a new adventure, anew way of looking at something and thinking ‘yeah, I can relate to that’ or ‘I understand how this feels’.
My particular favourites were Dragon Blood, Sweet Embrace, Some Place I Go, and Passion.
From what I understand of poetry it’s about feeling, emotion and meaning that drives people to read it, to understand it. And you can see the emotion that James Mahoney has put into his work.
Winter, Lust And Wonder.is worth the read and I wish him lots of luck with self-publishing it.