Thank you to Nicholas for this awesome advanced review of my next book.
Of all the poets I follow on social media and within my own literary collective, few if any speak to me on a personal level like Nicole Lyons does. While I may like and encourage many others, who post inspiring tidbits and heartbroken salvos, flirting with their darkness; Lyons full-on embraces hers in every barb and line break.
Reviewing her previous book, I Am a World of Uncertainties Disguised as a Girl, I felt a bit out of place. It had all the idiosyncrasies and charm I’ve come to expect of her work, but the overarching theme made me feel like I was watching a music festival for free outside the gates and then expecting to have a credible opinion on it.
This is not the case with Blossom and Bone. As someone who has flirted with my own mortality the last couple years, Lyons is connecting on…
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