Many may know this author as the daughter and collaborator of Julie Andrews. With this book, Ms. Hamilton stands firmly on her own two feet. This is a collection of poetry that beautifully explores many facets of daily life.
Here are poems that are written in differing styles-with rhyme, without, with interesting layouts on the page. All invite the reader in and encourage them to contemplate. For example, in Joint Custody, the feeling of always being caught in (or the victim) of two worlds is vividly expressed. In The Accident of Birth, readers are invited to consider the life they wish to lead, should it be that of the orchid or the dandelion? I choose the dandelion. One more example, Chemistry-how would it be to be the person described as “you make my bread rise?”
Throughout are poems to enjoy and think about. Bravo, Emma!
Many thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub Date 13 Sep 2022