The Princess Saves Herself In This One is a collection of poetry, which I came across purely by chance on Tumblr.
Author Amanda Lovelace has a blog there as Ladybookmad and the blog was recommended to me. The current post being promotion for The Princess Saves Herself In This One. This is a free book until the 5th of July and can be purchased from Amazon. I wasn’t going to pass on a freebie and immediately begun to read.
I was shocked at first with the poetry being so precise and truthful. The format of the poems is also a variation on the norm and it seems that all the ‘rules’ of poetry have been thrown from the window. The subjects are of abuse, cancer, family ties, anorexia (among others) All difficult subjects to write of but these poems are fresh and enlightening.
The Princess Saves Herself In This One made me think of my own losses and think from the perspective of the other people that those losses must have affected.
By the end the positive does however outweigh the bad and Amanda Lovelace begins, I think, to speak directly to the reader and I felt empowered by her words. Some of the sentiments of the poems match my own and I felt that I had found my voice through these poems.
A soaring collection of poetry, I wanted to reread The Princess Saves Herself In This One as soon as I had finished it.
if you are still out there
is sylvia there
the way by
all her own?
& what about harriet
– i’ll be there with matches.