Saiber’s debut poetry collection Stardust and Sheets is a gorgeous ode to the mysteries and magic that is life. The author reflects on love, and often compares this most mysterious of human emotions to staring up at the sky and enjoying the beauty of a star-filled night on a camping trip or out on a date with your significant other. However, even though Saiber’s poetry is honest, which means she also muses on what it means to lose someone that you love or brings to life the searing pain of loneliness, Stardust and Sheets is not melancholy in its overall tone.
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Todd B. LaBarge’s poetry collection Unwritten Letters to You muses on three topics: lost love, those who are longing to fall in love, and couples who have already been lucky enough to find love. Both sides of love are shown in all their glory and heartbreak. Whether it’s the gut wrenching pain of breaking up with your significant other or the joy that you feel when you’re falling in love and all the words seem to be glowing, LaBarge’s poems take the reader on a vibrant journey through the most mysterious of all human emotions.
LaBarge’s writing is honest and plunges to the very bottom of the human heart. Readers will be touched by how raw and lovely each piece is, even if he’s weaving a heartbreaking tale of a couple that has decided to split up. Thankfully, not every poem is so steeped in melancholy. Many of the poems found within are also more light-hearted, recounting the playful feeling of falling in love that will leave you smiling and feeling giddy.
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Frank Watson’s poetry collection The Dollhouse Mirror is a beautifully crafted journey through the whimsical. Each poem invites the reader to step into a dark fantasy world ruled by the abstract—in each one, the subject is never identified beyond using words such as “she,” “you,” or even “the little girl,” all of which is designed to make you think about the message Watson is trying to convey. Much of his fantastical imagery is based off Tarot cards, so the archetypal metaphors found within his work make it easy for the reader to easily insert themselves into the poem and get wrapped up in the rich language.
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