Dear Lover,

Dear Lover Dear Lover poems of love loss and disappointment shame pride and indifference Dear Lover a poetry collection about hope and heartbreak about love in its short long and temporary forms about h

  • Title: Dear Lover,
  • Author: Lori Jenessa Nelson
  • ISBN: 9781311448422
  • Page: 406
  • Format: ebook
  • Dear Lover poems of love, loss, and disappointment, shame, pride, and indifference.Dear Lover a poetry collection about hope and heartbreak, about love in its short, long, and temporary forms, about how love can be cloaked in abuse, how love can build us or break us, the hard and soft of it, the good, the bad, and the completely atrocious.The collection is a poetic storyDear Lover poems of love, loss, and disappointment, shame, pride, and indifference.Dear Lover a poetry collection about hope and heartbreak, about love in its short, long, and temporary forms, about how love can be cloaked in abuse, how love can build us or break us, the hard and soft of it, the good, the bad, and the completely atrocious.The collection is a poetic story of different relationships which are organized into the stages of a relationship that initial attraction, the circling dance around each other, the honey moon stage, the souring, the fighting, the breaking up, and the recovering This work is deeply personal, but relatable all the same.Autobiographical at its core, it aims for love s failures and triumphs, its disappointments and celebrations, the bad, the good, and the downright ugly It is a poetry collection that reaches for the hearts of anyone who has ever fallen in love, thought of falling in love, fallen out of love, or is in love with the idea of love.Written in letter format, the collection includes a few sonnets, a couple villanelles, and a pantoum among the formal verse poetry, but mostly it is an experimentation with prose poetry and free verse that hardly seems free at times due to the skill with which the poet wields words.Dear Lover, includes Lori Jenessa Nelson s sharp eye for detail and idea organization, as well as her ability to express these ideas using the most evocative language, and effective, if not always proper, grammar She wields the vocabularies that she has gleaned from her artistic background in a way that adds a delicious realism to even the saddest of poems.Because love does not always come with lovers, Dear Lover, also includes a section about casual sex, because Nelson frowns severely on slut shaming and believes in the power of sexual freedom associated with having sex the way that men do She accepts the positive and negative that comes with the act and includes her experiences in the collection.Love is not always easy and that s what this poetry attempts to communicate.Let s talk about relationships They are not always what they should be.

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    1. Dear Lover, You whispered, “I hate you,” with a smile because we cannot talk about our feelings. But, you in me was beautiful, and us, together, was extraordinary. But you hated me, didn’t you? For being all that you ever wanted. And I hated you too, and loved you at the same time.I have never claimed to be an expert in analysing poems. I just like a poem that doesn't sound like a bunch of words thrown together and called art.As I read this work of love and heartache I was enveloped in a b [...]

    2. This was received for an honest reviewThis is a poetry book that I never knew existed. There's a lot of poetry that goes unrecognized because it wasn't published by a "big four" publisher or a famous small press like Wave Books or something. This is the problem with poetry, it barely exists on mainstream platforms, at least from what I see, and it only succeeds if the author somehow gets their debut to insanity amounts of hype. I like this, I don't love it to the ultimate max because I'm not tha [...]

    3. Dear Lover elegantly captures snapshots of new beginnings, buttery romance, intimacy, and foreboding endings.In my opinion, unanimous anxiety and panic attacks are sometimes the result of anything related to relationships, love, and connecting. Therefore, I must say that I really enjoyed the vulnerability, and sincerity aspects of Nelson's poetry. Moreover, she offers the reader waves of relief with speckles of quirky humor amidst the lover’s angst tale. Additionally, I enjoyed the steadily ma [...]

    4. First of all, thank you to author Lori Jenessa Nelson for reaching out to me and sending a review copy. Dear Lover was such a beautiful collection of poems ranging from love and longing. The poetry was intricately woven yet very simple to get into at the same time. There was something very vulnerable and honest about the pieces in the book that made me want to savor each one. The extended metaphors and witty wordplay were pleasantly done. I am in no way an expert at analyzing nor criticizing poe [...]

    5. Dear Lover, You will be my souvenir in American summer,when all i can think about are Parisian springs.I was truly excited to receive a copy of this brilliant collection of poems via a giveaway.This was the very first time i got round to reading poetry in English and was glad to find out that it was not another bunch of overly sentimental/corny love story(ies).Lori Nelson takes us through the world of relationships through her experiences, falling in and out of love, through hurt and pain. Apol [...]

    6. I love 'Dear Lover'!This work is choc-a-bloc with astute observations – a great foreword, making analogies between the emotions and the textures of various clothing fibres; worn-out, well-used clothes can enhance a lover’s allure. Garments can be metaphors for relationships: “We can save this sweater with whipstitches and embroidery floss. There’s a tearing in the middle. We can be a cardigan.” “Love has unravelled. The apology patches have no fabric to hug any more. The thread of si [...]

    7. Weaving together images of togetherness and aloneness, Lori Nelson blends prose and poetry to capture moments in the lives of two people. Some of the individual pieces are exuberant, while others have a poignancy and the bittersweet memory of holding on to love lost. The collection is written in almost a diary-like format with each poem addressed to “Dear Lover.” Perhaps the lover is one or many, no matter. Nelson’s writing captures our first loves, our lost loves, and the ones we cherish. [...]

    8. With "Dear Lover," Lori Nelson proves to be impactful and as well as polished for a debut author. Her prose is beautifully written as she utilizes the core aesthetics of what it means to be a writer of such caliber while simultaneously breaking conventions along the way. What "Dear Lover," doesn't have in length, Nelson provides it through content and substance. The most interesting part about her book of poetry is its schizophrenic nature in expressing ode poems of love to someone significant. [...]

    9. "Loving you was like jumping into the dark side of a pool: all deep thoughts and displacedstomachs and a curious feeling of falling and flying, a distant splash, submersion, the loss ofreality, floating, eyes blinking open, everything blurred, ethereal, light glowing, streaks of sunlight, legs thrashing, weightless feeling, heavenly, feeling somehow not alive, but much morethan dead, an unyielding peace, and finally, I have wings and I am an angel flying gently,soaring, warm, warm, lightheaded, [...]

    10. Lori Nelson elegantly captures snapshots of new beginnings, buttery romance, intimacy, and foreboding endings in "Dear Lover." In my opinion, unanimous anxiety and panic attacks are sometimes the result of anything related to relationships, love, and connecting. Therefore, I must say that I really enjoyed the vulnerability, and sincerity aspects of Lori’s poetry. Moreover, she offers the reader waves of relief with speckles of spicy and quirky humor a midst the lover’s angst tale. Additional [...]

    11. I received Dear Lover, by Lori Jenessa Nelson through a giveaway. Being a hopeless romantic and because I've recently rekindled my interest in writing poetry I was really excited to check out this collection. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did I really enjoy the way Nelson touched on the many facets of falling/being in and out of love but I was quite taken by her use of prose poetry and look forward to trying it out myself.Nelson takes us on a journey through Love's many incarnations: fro [...]

    12. This is one of my favorite collections of poetry. Excellent poems! You are great in explaining your feels. Depth in simplicity, a rare gift. Lori, your poems continue to impart a wisdom that few people will ever achieve. Today, I discovered the poem, 'Dear Lover', and it literally took my breath away. You are an amazing poet. If I were only have a single book of poems about love, this would be my choice. While I don't typically read poetry, I have fallen in love with Lori Nelson's poetry and I l [...]

    13. Its not the typical way of writing poetry, Lori has a very unique and personal way of showing us some stories. Takes us among the relationships and experiences that she has been through and invites us to live the roller coaster of feelings and lets us explore love in all her ways. I want to say, she expressed what I have failed to do, in just the right words Its a unique format since the notebook cover. It is so logical and at the same time is full of metaphors. Graphical and Subjective. Smart a [...]

    14. Dear Lover, I love this poetry book! I never knew that love poetry could hold so many metaphors which work perfectly together, or that love poems could be so beautifully simple yet powerful and some so gritty! I hung on every word and my imagination ran wild with all of the exquisite metaphors and imagery! Most of these poems I could relate to fully and they each tell a story, but one in which they could all be part of as one. So beautifully written. I will be re-reading these many times. Stunni [...]

    15. I won this book through First Reads.I didn't have the chance to read poetry since high school. I was sceptical of this book, but the title was intriguing. After reading it, I must admit it was awesome. It speaks of all aspects of love in an unusual way. I'm not an expert on poetry, but I did like the ones in the book.

    16. This was a truly touching collection of poems that explores the wide spectrum of emotions and ways to love and being loved. I found myself being so moved at many times, and I think all of us can relate to many of the situations in this book. I already have a few favorites and I kept re-reading some of them so I could remember better. Definitely worth the read.

    17. A touching story that examines love from all its angles. It evokes so much emotion and the author's thoughts have really resonated deeply with me. I think many of us can relate to the feelings and situations shown in this book, and for me it has allowed me to better process all my unresolved emotions. I admit I cried a few times, the writing was so good. Well worth the read.

    18. I received a free review copy of this book from the author.This is a poetry collection about love and relationships. Good and bad, short and long, it's all here in the form of rhythmic rhymes and beautiful prose. It also explores the difficult, emotional topic of abuse, trapping those awful, gritty feelings right between the words of these poems.I admit that this collection was, at times, difficult to read. Not because the poetry was complex -- it was actually rather simple to understand -- but [...]

    19. Dear Lover, is a poetry collection about hope and heartbreak, about love in its short, long, and temporary forms, about how love can be cloaked in abuse, how love can build us or break us, the hard and soft of it, the good, the bad, and the completely atrocious.Written in letter format, the poetry includes a couple sonnets, a villanelle, and a pantoum among the formal verse poetry, but a lot of it is an experimentation with prose poetry, though it includes lots of free verse also. Remember to sh [...]

    20. First of all, I want to thank the author for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.I must confess that ‘Dear lover,’ is my first poetry collection, so I’m not an expert at analyzing poems. I enjoyed reading it and I really like that the collection is a poetic story of different relationships which are organized into the stages of a relationship; that initial attraction, the circling dance around each other, the honey-moon stage, the souring, the fighting, the breaking up, and [...]

    21. Full review at dashing rapscallionI received a PDF copy of this in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Lori!This book is a collection of poems about hope, heartbreak and love, in general.I'm not good at analyzing poems and it would be hypocritical of me to pin point parts of the book. Poems follow meters or rhymes and stuff like that, right? I don't think I saw poems with set meter and rhythm, or is everything free verse? My main issue in this book is the metaphors. Overall, it was a bit o [...]

    22. This is a lover's letter in poetic form. True to the title these poems are filled with beautiful metaphors wrapped in poetic form. I was engrossed as soon as I started reading and finished in one sitting. There are simple metaphors and some more complex. But beautiful metaphors nonetheless. I enjoyed reading of the ups and downs and passion in her letters. Many I could relate to. I only wish the poems had separate names so I could tell you my favorites. ;)

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