Explore the Depths of the Sea in the Poetry Collection “The Bottom”
In Betsy Andrews’ poetry collection The Bottom, she combines ecological-based imagery with a keen sense of disillusionment. Each piece she illuminates for her readers shows how deadly it is for humans destroy the delicate marine ecosystem and is brutally honest in describing in great detail the effects of pollution on animals such as dolphins, fish, whales, and even jellyfish.
Aside from the havoc that humans are wreaking on marine life, Andrews draws parallels between the destruction of our oceans to the sense of disillusionment and loneliness that many people feel in this day and age. The metaphors twine together to create a cohesive collection that ebbs and flows like the tide. Both the depths of human emotion and the deep recesses of the ocean are explored and, much like the sea, her riveting lyrics will keep you glued to each page until you reach ‘the bottom.’