|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)|
It's National Poetry Month, so that means I am reading more poetry and LOVING every minute with it. I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy of new-to-me poet Laura Foley's latest work, Why I Never Finished My Dissertation. The title intrigued me. As someone who had to write two dissertations, I can see why someone would not finish. It is tedious work that drains you. Plus, I just wanted to find out more about this woman who named her book after a fact about her life. Talk about reeling me in.
Foley has written a terrific book of poems that share so much about her life. A green-card marriage, being a mom, loving a woman, visiting her sister who resides in a psychiatric home, and the beauty of nature and life. She writes about it all and you can't help but fall in deep with her words. The ways in which she uses words and phrases to reflect her emotions is intoxicating. She tells her stories about these experiences with such honesty, you can't help but imagine these scenes taking place and feel the pain, joy, and love within it. Why I Never Finished My Dissertation is a must-read for fans of poetry - you will LOVE this book to bits!
I would happily recommend Why I Never Finished My Dissertation to anyone and everyone looking for a new book of poems to delve into - you don't want to miss out!
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!