Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lust: Poems by Diana Raab

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

In her fourth book of poetry, Raab employs narrative verse that is alive, titillating, and seductive. Lust examines the emotional and physical complexity of love, helping readers navigate the risks of intimacy as we move toward the realization that every experience enriches our lives, whether we perceive it as joy, pain, or out of the ordinary. Yet for all their psychological richness, the poems’ simplicity and accessibility will resonate with women and men across all walks of life. Lust is a book you won’t put down and won’t soon forget.

my thoughts:

Poetry is one of my favorite genres of writing.  I love the melody of the words, the emotionally charged stanzas, and the powerful images it can create.  Poems are like music to me - they leave a lasting and lingering impression that I can recite lines for days (just like I do with song lyrics.)  So, when I was given the opportunity to read Diana Raab's latest book of poetry, Lust, I eagerly agreed.  I wanted someone new to read and these poems sounded like the perfect fit for my curious reading mood.

Luckily, Lust by Diana Raab turned out to be the right pick for me.  Filled with sensual, provocative, and uninhibited poems, this book shocked and energized me.  I found myself riveted by Raab's exploration of long-term and short-term relationships through 'lust' and 'sex'.  The physical and emotional aspects of seduction, fantasy, and addiction made for some rather titillating reading.  And the raw, honest manner in which she writes created some very engaging narratives.  Plus, her poems celebrate intimacy with such fervor and passion, that I couldn't help but want to keep reading her work.  In fact, I'm looking forward to reading more of Raab's poetry in the future.

Lust is a book of poems that I would recommend to fans of Diana Raab and fans of poetry - you will fall in love with this book! Check it out!  Here's the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Lust
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lisa said...

I was actually not as shocked by reading these as I thought I was going to be. After reading a rather raunchy book recently, these seemed fairly tame, although there were definitely some eyebrow-raising pieces.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm so looking forward to reading this - I've heard such amazing things about the power of these poems!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Jeanne said...

"fervor," yes, that's the right word!

Nadia said...

Lisa, I know what you mean. After I'd read some reviews of this one, I thought I was in for something scandalous. Definitely some interesting pieces in there.

Heather, enjoy! These poems are amazing! Thanks!

Jeanne, definitely!