The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
Published by: CreateSpace on April 23rd, 2016
Genre: Poetry, Feminism, Nonfiction
Source: Borrowed from the library
Summary (from Goodreads): “Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”
A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.
Review: I was on the wait list for this for almost a whole month and I kept checking back every day to see where in the line I was. Today, I checked and it was finally my turn with it! I wanted to take my time and read this slowly but clearly that didn’t happen… 30 minutes later I flew through it.
It’s hard for me to review this as I haven’t really read that much poetry before. This year I wanted to broaden the genres that I read from so I thought poetry would be a good start. A lot of these short poems were very powerful and hit some strings with me and others I couldn’t really relate to. The author has definitely gone through a lot in her life and I am glad that she found a way to get some of it out. I am always amazed to see how such few words can be put together and have such an impact.
However, I don’t understand why just hitting enter turns something into poetry these days.