Review of I Am A World of Uncertainties Disguised as a Girl, Nicole Lyons

Nicole Lyons is nothing short of a wordsmith. She doesn’t need reams of paper or hours of your time to tell a story of epic, poetic status. Her story telling is succinct. Her love and loathing palpable. Her ability to leave the page and rest within your mind’s eye, magic.

Whenever I read a poetry anthology, I always take pictures of my favourite pieces. I capture the moments I want to return to. With ‘I Am a World’ my camera roll filled up swiftly. I read this entire anthology in two hours. I consumed it. Felt it. Lived it. Breathed it. Quite frankly, I loved it; from cover to cover.

This collection spoils its reader with Lyons’ mastery:

‘she smells of midnight’ – Kissing Souls

 

‘set our clocks to the moons,

and perhaps everywhere and nowhere

will become our home.’ – Walk With Me

 

‘I am a lover of words

and tragically beautiful things,

poor timing and longing’ – Not Entirely Broken, Never Quite Whole.

My absolute favourite is I Want To Burn. But, you’ll have to buy the book to read that one.

Nicole Lyons is the witching hour personified. She is both a storyteller of old and a poet for the twenty first century.

 


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