Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday Intro/Teaser: Doll God by Luanne Castle for poetic book tours

Serena Agusto-Cox of Savvy Verse & Wit has started promoting poetry at POETIC BOOK TOURS. The author sent me a copy of the book for review.

it began
a mirror for good

the child's round nose
seed-pearl teeth

doubled by the bundle
she cradled in her

arms, then hung
by one of its

limbs or curved belly...

~~~Prototype, Doll God by Luanne Castle 



Title: Doll God
Author: Luanne Castle
ISBN: 978-0692334881
Publisher: Aldrich Press/2015
Pages: 86

With beautiful imagery, softness and at times gut wrenching, this debut collection of poetry touches the heart.

At times, I paused and savored the poems. There is violence, yet redemption. There is that rawness that hits the guts, yet childlike.

I liked the second poem, From Both Sides, which chipped the mountain, the mighty mountain which always stands tall....

Doll Gods are so endearing, so lovable. There is whole gamut of emotions imbued in those. The poems are reflective, mirror our inner most thoughts and have a sense of purpose...

A few poems also comment on the scientific reality of life, yet the metaphysical and spirituality is never far away...

Man made and natural objects get juxtaposed here, blended so very seamlessly....

I am a poet myself. I really enjoyed reading the collection and look forward to more of her work...

10 comments:

Serena Agusto-Cox said...

Gautami, Thank you so much for being on the tour. I'm glad that you enjoyed the collection. I'll be sharing your review on social media, and I hope you will do the same.

Luanne said...

Gautami, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book. The collection has taken me an embarrassingly long time to complete, so it's very close to my heart. You said, "A few poems also comment on the scientific reality of life, yet the metaphysical and spirituality is never far away..." I love that you found that here because the movement from science to spirituality is so important to the process I go through when writing a poem. I'm so happy to have discovered your other reviews, as well, and will be checking them out in the future.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I don't often read poetry, but some of the best excerpts I can remember are from poems. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “ONE PLUS ONE”

JoAnn said...

I don't read much poetry, but this sounds very good!

Literary Feline said...

I love the excerpt you shared, Gautami.

This sounds like a worthwhile collection to read.

Lindsay said...

Sounds a strong, emotional collection of poems, thanks for sharing a little with us.

fredamans said...

I love poetry!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I never learned to appreciate poetry sadly. Hope you love this one.

kelley jensen said...

I've only read one book that was written in verse, I enjoyed it very much. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

Laura Thomas said...

I'm not big on poetry but read a collection recently that now sits on my coffee table. I've marked my favorites and read them now and then.

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/10/teaser-tuesdays-101-night-carnival/