The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One
by Amanda Lovelace
#2 in the Women are Some Kind of Magic Poetry Collection

Publisher: Andrew McMeel Publishing
Date: 2018
Pages: 192
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Non fiction
Genre: Poetry
Days to Read: 1
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD Scribd

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.

In Amanda Lovelace’s second collection in the Women are some Kind of Magic Series we explore Amanda Lovelace’s experiences after those in ‘The Princess Saves Herself in This One’. Her poems are beautiful and lyrical.

There are many trigger warnings for this poetry collection, to see the complete list of trigger warnings you can easily find it online or in the front cover of each of her books.

The poetry within ‘The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this one’ explores so heavier topics that may be difficult for some readers. It is clear that in writing this she hopes not only to heal herself but make others feel heard and valid.

Personally I definitely found some of her poems more confronting than others and its probably nor something I would read a second time, however I can understand the necessity of it.

‘Even those we love
the most
can be poison to
our souls’

Overall I found ‘The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One’ to be an experience in someones self expression and healing. I felt as though she was reaching out to others whom had had similar experiences in the hopes that women can band together and be magic.

Ease of reading: 6/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Overall: 3.5/5

Love Her Wild by Atticus

Love Her Wild
By Atticus
First book in the Poetry Collection of Atticus

Publisher: Atria Books
Date: 2017
Pages: 225
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Non Fiction
Genre:  Poetry
Days to Read: 1
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD Scribd

Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account.

In Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer’s night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure.

Love Her Wild is the first of the Atticus Poetry collection that I picked up. These books are a complete experience with gorgeous images to accompany many beautiful words. I was blown away by the utter cerebral experience. The combination made the poetry even more engaging and something that felt like a moment in time spent completely encapsulated.

There were so many different poems I felt a connection with. I had so many notes from this book which is something I love about poetry. Some things just resinate with you and all readers will find something for them within the pages.

‘I think its Beautiful
The way you sparkle
when you talk about
the things you love’

Overall the modern poetry of Atticus is something that anyone can take away a piece of. The stunning imagery that go along with the words of the poems makes me want to flip through this book all the time.

Ease of reading: 8/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Overall: 4.5/5