I was sent this book by the author as an advanced copy for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.
Summary: A collection of 6 poems about finding out how much the heart can take and where it truly belongs. The poetry collection also explores the author’s personal journey towards realising that they are polyamorous.
This micro-chapbook discusses polyamphobia, internalised polyamphobia, sexual imagery, and emotional self-harm.
Release date: June 21st
This short poetry book features poems about the author’s experience being polyamorous.
Like with all personal poems, it’s not easy to talk about them if you don’t share the same life experiences or identity, but even without being able to relate to them on a personal level, and even as someone who doesn’t read much poetry lately (and generally doesn’t have much experience reading poetry in English), I loved the imagery used and I could really feel the author’s feelings coming to life on page.
Short review for a short book, but I think polyam people will be able to find a piece of themselves here more than I could, and everyone else will be able to enjoy (and discover, if this is your first work by Melissa Jennings) the author’s vivid style.