A facsimile of a Mad Orphan Lit hand bound book – mixed media artwork and 42 poems by Ren Powell. This collection focuses on how things come together – and how they fall apart to come together.
We are the stories,
and our bodies books
that fade with the telling.
(Mad Orphan Lit, 9 April 2021, ebook, 68 pages, copy from publisher, #BlogTour 20 April via @PoeticBookTours)
This is a new poet for me. I really enjoyed Impermanence. The poems all look at universal themes but have a personal slant to them which I enjoyed reading. I liked the fact the collection contains mixed media such as photographs and images of what appear to be words carved into stone tablet. These features made it a pleasure to read the book. I think the impact would be more in a physical copy of the book and some impact has been lost due to reading a digital copy. I’d like to turn the pages with my fingers and take it all in. The poems are well-written and fully engage your senses. I really enjoyed this.