Fifty-two short stories of poetic prose about issues and emotions often experienced, but not always voiced.Book #7 in Branch Isole's Poetic Prose...
|Title||:||Turn Of A Phrase|
|Number of Pages||:||138 Pages|
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Turn Of A Phrase Reviews
-My copy was received for free from the author via GoodReads' Free Reads program-Turn of A Phrase, by Branch Isole, is a collection of poetry and at the same time a story. Unlike the majority of poetry books I’ve read, which I admit isn’t a great number; you can see there is a cadence to it that isn’t confined to each poem. This cadence is in each poem and between them, connecting them in such a way that you see a path, almost a journey to their rhythm.Normally when I read poetry I read it in bits and pieces because it’s a collection, but this time I read it from cover to cover as if reading any other fiction novel and when opting to see it as a collection rather than as each individual poem, it really does come across as a story from someone’s perspectives and observations on life and what is around them.You can read it as one piece and you can also read it as individual pieces. Each poem will bring about a different reaction; for me 21st Century Community made me think and want to question, Aquarium helped me to appreciate how the supposedly ordinary can have deeper meanings, Millennium Foreplay Thought Balloon made me laugh even though it was very short and I know that it may offend some people. There’s a wide range there, from poems filling several pages with thought to poems that are abrupt and succinct.I can be pretty picky with poetry, but I do enjoy it occasionally, and even though there are some religious topics present (I'm an atheist) in Turn of A Phrase, I still found it engaging, entertaining, and thought provoking.Check out my other reviews on my blog Bookish Ardour
I won this collection of poetry through the First Reads program. I thought it was an okay read at best. I felt like the poetry was very accessible- it read very easily, and was applicable to our day. There were a few poems I liked, and a few I thought were genuinely bad, and the rest were only okay. I wasn't thrilled about how many religious poems there were.
I received this as a first reads and I enjoyed it. I especially liked Before the Fall, Evergreen and Kubrickian Orange. I do not read a lot of poetry as I sometimes find it intimidating. This was very accessible, however I had not expected quite so much religious subject matter.
I received this book from First Reads. I enjoyed many of the poems as they were easy to relate to. I would read more from Branch Isole.