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Written and Photos by Candice Lee
2016; 160 Pages
Genre: poetry, photography, nonfiction
(I received an ARC from the AUTHOR in exchange for an honest review.)
"This is a story about love and loss. This full-color book is a collection of poems and landscape photographs--all written, shot, and arranged by the author.
Composed in the style of a memoir, she shares her experiences through words and photos. This window into her emotions reveals the dark side of love as it narrates the journey through relationships, friendships, it's-complicated-ships, and self-identity. But really, it's a story about finding beauty in pain through growth." (From Publisher)
For the past year I have been sharing my own poetry and personal essays on this blog and have come to discover a lot about myself. I have been an extremely private person so putting myself out to the world was one of the scariest things I did. Yet, it was very rewarding and freeing, I realize I am not alone and I have an important role in this world. Candice Lee also put herself out there with this poetry collection, which I greatly admire. Candice also displays her photography which is so gorgeous! I love landscapes so I spent some time just looking at them first. It's hard to give this kind of book a rating as it's someone's journey in life. For the photography I would have given this book a 4.5 rating. The poetry in this book is honest, but at times lacks a bit of cohesion. It is more like a free flow type of exercise. Still very interesting to peruse through.
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