Book Review: Love Letters to the World by Meia Geddes

30841274Title: Love Letters to the World
Author: Meia Geddes
Publisher: Poetose Press
Pub Date: October 1, 2016
Format: Kindle eBook
Pages: 144
Source: NetGalley
Genre(s): Poetry
Rating: ★★★
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

This is an exercise in love, an attempt at developing taste, a test of how sweet a word can be, an ode to moments. This is a manifestation of slowness and quiet and sunshine, early mornings and late evenings, glad memories and slender times. This is yearning and giving, an extended meditation on letters, what they can and cannot do for one’s being…

Meia Geddes’ debut Love Letters to the World — a series of 120 lyrical prose poem missives — addresses the world as body, concept, stranger. It is a quiet celebration and exploration of life, love, language, and one’s place in the world.

My review:

I received this eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion of the work.

“I am wary of circles for I like things that resist perfection and separation, like curving lines and smudged ink.”

This book is a pocketful of pretty prose but it took me too long to get into. Meia’s thoughts are beautiful (and so are her sentences) but sometimes it was just too much. I’d still recommend this book to fans of lyrical prose and purple prose. Love Letters to the World is just not my cup of tea, unfortunately.

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