Title:[Dis]Connected: Poems and Stories of Connection and Otherwise
Author: Nikita Gill, Amanda Lovelace, Trista Mateer, Sara Bond, Canisia Lubrin, Cyrus Parker, Iain S. Thomas, Yena Sharma Purmasir,Liam Ryan, R.H. Swaney
Rating: 4 Stars
Humanity exists in a hyper connected world, where our closest friends, loves and enemies lie but a keyboard stroke away. Few know this better than the poets who
have risen to the top of their trade by sharing their emotion, opinion and art with millions of fans.
Combining the poetic forces of some of today’s most popular and confessional poets, this book presents poems and short stories about connection wrapped up in a most unique exercise in creative writing. Follow along as your favorite poets connect with each other; offering their poetry to the next poet who tells a story based on the concept presented to them. With poetry, stories and art, [Dis]Connected is a mixed media presentation of connection and collaboration.
I received an ebook proof from Netgalley for an honest review.
This was a really unique book filled with a wide cast of poets, some I love and some were new to me. Anthologies are difficult to review, as each story is different.I reviewed the short stories individually, obviously my three favorite were Nakita, Amanda and Cyrus. I will read anything by these three authors,and if i had to pick a favorite story it would be Amanda’s. It was beautiful, magical and about the ocean,so it holds a special place in my heart.It was fun to discover some new poets,I really liked Liam Ryans writing and will look for more of his work in the future.
Nakita Gill 5 Stars
Cyrus Parker 5 Stars
Sarah Bond 3 Stars
Yena Sharma Purmasir 3 Stars
Iain S Thomas 3.5 Stars
Amanda Lovelace 5 Stars
R H Swaney 3 Stars
Trista Mateer 4 Stars
Liam Ryan 4 Stars
Canisia Lubrin 3 Stars
If you’re looking for a fun fast read, by amazingly talent writers then I highly recommend you pick up this book.