Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace is back with The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One, the follow up to The Princess Saves Herself In This One in the Women Are Some Kind Of Magic series. The collection of poems will be published on March 6th 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
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
Lovelace commands language in a way that is dark and painful, yet holds beauty in the anger that permeates throughout the book. It’s the wrath of a woman fed up with the shit she has been dealt, and that of her fellow women.
Her modern style of writing is at times blunt, raw and honestly shocking in a way that truly makes you think. It calls out society, rape culture, abuse and all things taboo and lays it bare in the powerful words she chooses.
With the current #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns this book truly is a book worth reading when it comes to feminist poetry and the power of a woman’s voice when we stand up for ourself, when we decided enough is enough.
I throughly enjoyed reading this book. The language and emotion Lovelace uses had me in tears and laughter several times. Her poetry is relatable, and unabashedly forward when she talks about the problems women, and the world, face in changing our views on a mirriad of topics.
The message here is clear, and Lovelace is screaming it from the rooftops; we are powerful and we will not burn.
I received this eARC in exchange for an honest review. Thoughts expressed are purely my own.