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"The Day is Ready for You" by Alison Malee

4.5 out of 5 stars

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on May 15th, 2018

144 pages

Genre: poetry

Format: book

Read in 3 weeks

Read in 4 sittings

Sat on TBR for 5 months

"The Day Is Ready for You is a prose and poetry collection weaving together the fractured, gritty pieces of the past, and the light that can break through an open window if you let it.

This is the first book of a two-book series about grace, heartbreak, and breathing freely." (Goodreads)


*I am basing my review off of subject matter, poem type, imagery, language, and organization*

The poems cover a variety of different themes, most of them revolving around love and loss. Each one felt refreshing. (+1)

There are multiple different patterns and formats for each poem. Each one had its own rhythm that flowed throughout each one. (+1)

Some of the poems were extreamly vivid, which I loved. They painted a clear picture in my head. Most of them left a lasting impression on me and I couldn't read the next poem because I was still thinking about the previous one. (+1)

Most of the time, the language was beautiful. There were a couple of lines that I highlighted and noted to go back to later. There were a few hiccups in the writing, and I had to go back and reread the sentence. (+.5)

I thought the organization was straightforward, and I was never confused. (+1)

Overall, if you are looking for something like Milk and Honey, but not as intense, then I would check this one out.

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