Reviews tagging 'Grief'
aargot1's review against another edition
Graphic: Racism, Violence, Police brutality, and GriefCOVID-19 pandemic
thereadingnurse2021's review against another edition
Graphic: Grief, Racism, Slavery, Death, Gun violence, Hate crime, and Police brutality
Moderate: Chronic illness, Classism, Mass/school shootings, Colonisation, and Medical traumaThere are many content warnings for this set of poems, but that is because it is a cry for change. How can we ever make the world a better place if we do not first confront the wrongs that have been put into it? Yes, this text hurts. Yes, it will make you angry. But that’s because it’s supposed to. It is meant to inspire action.
rosalind's review against another edition
Also, for the love of Lady Gaga’s dove brooch, Amanda, please put yourself on an alliteration ban. Sometimes stylistic selections succeed, but soon a surplus can sully the savour and royally f*** off your reader. Sorry.
There are some really lovely moments in this collection, but ultimately comes across as a monopolisation on a moment, which is fine, get that dollar. I wish AG so well, and I hope her craft flourishes. But for my taste, a lot of ‘Call Us What We Carry’ should have stayed in drafts. Like, a lot.
Graphic: Grief, Racism, and Police brutality
lexa's review against another edition
Moderate: Death, Grief, Police brutality, and RacismCOVID-19 pandemic
thebakerbookworm's review against another edition
Touching on ideas of grief, memory, and identity, these poems also dig in to collective trauma, and what it’s like to experience tragedy together. She uses letters from history to reflect on present-day events, and even the formatting of her words have meaning (for example, the words of one poem form an image of a whale).
Honestly, my words can’t do these poems justice, so I’m just gonna say—even if you don’t usually read poetry, there’s something here for you. I recommend for anyone who needs some reflection on the past two years.
Moderate: Grief, Violence, Death, Racism, and War
anniereads221's review against another edition
Graphic: Classism, Death, Police brutality, Grief, Violence, and Racism