Sunday, September 2

Poetry/Book Review: Please Don't Forget Me by Matthew De Lacey Davidson

Author: Matthew De Lacey Davidson
Title: What Souls Might Bear
Genre: Poems, Fiction
Pages: ebook
Published: January 3rd 2017
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

The overarching theme of "Please Don't Forget Me" is compassion - whether it is towards unread books, a failing restaurant, the poor, the disenfranchised, fear of death, the dying, a political prisoner, or an abused animal. However, in the spirit of Allen Ginsberg and New Zealand poet James K. Baxter, indignation is often expressed towards both perpetrators and the indifferent alike. Included is a new play in verse, "What Really Counts," an account of the consequences of violence towards women and minorities in the workplace. This collection is for anyone who enjoys metered, rhyming verse with a social conscience

I am so mad at myself. I mixed up the poetry books given to me...not sure how that happened...but I blame Gmail ;) 

This was just as good as the last one. In some ways it was even better. 

There were lots of good poems. I had to stop and just re-read them. Some really require reading out loud. This author really knows his way around words! 

Honestly? There was not a poem I did not like. They were all good in their own way. Some better than others. The one thing is that these all make you think and some even make you feel. 

I highly recommend reading this collection of poems. The other book was good too, but I liked this collection even more. 

In the end, I'll stamp this with 5 stars. 


Melliane said...

oh that's great!

Blodeuedd said...

YOu do always love his books! :D

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, :D

B, yesss he is good.