TITLE & AUTHOR: Born To Love, Cursed To Feel by Samantha King
PUBLISHER: Andrews McMeel Publishing
RELEASE DATE: Expected 27 September 29016
PAGES: 160 Pages
SOURCE: NetGalley ARC
I got an ARC of this from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
WHAT’S IT’S ABOUT
For fans of r.h. Sin comes a new voice, Samantha King’s raw, relatable poetry both celebrates love and mourns the human “curse to feel.” Her verse transports readers to the most private reaches of love and longing.
Born to Love, Cursed to Feel is about love—the good, the bad, and the confusing. It touches on morals and how when emotions are involved it’s not as black and white. The poetry is frequently written in a narrative manner that evocatively pulls you in and makes you feel. This book is about falling in love, bad decisions, and ultimately growth. The essence of it all is to show that no matter how far one falls all the mistakes don’t have to be what defines them.
You’re a beautiful kind of madness
A misunderstood truth
O, the things they could learn from
The darkness that is hidden behind your eyes..
WHAT I THOUGHT
Born to Love, Cursed to Feel is an incredible collection of poetry. I loved each and every poem. Many of the poems are narrative. I loved the way the poet uses imagery and language to write about love in its many facets. The author writes about the messy, suffocating, heart-breaking love I can relate to. This is not love that involves sunshine and daisies and little singing birds. This is another, darker sort of love. This is love that bruises your soul, haunts you and leaves a permanent mark on you. These poems reflect a love that consumes you. I devoured every one. Some of my favourites include Perfect, One, Goodbye, Karma, Haunted and Ghosts of New York. I hope I get to read more from this remarkable poet.