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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite
I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl is an incredible embodiment of emotion, expressed through prose and poetry, and written by Nicole Lyons. The shuddering impact each verse creates in the soul of the reader is profound, dealing in various embattled reactions to situations in life and its complexities. Whether the subject be conveying one’s faith, promiscuity, temptations in life or broken hearts, each verse shakes you emotionally, as it reaches inside and tinkers with the many different experiences and aspects of a person’s existence.
Never before have I read poetry on such a large scale of extreme raw emotion. I was able to feel and relate to the pain of Nicole Lyons as she expressed so many variances in her life, up to the point of waiting for the impact of death to take place. The violations of a human body and soul were also felt, bringing back some very painful moments in my own life, all of which were expressed so fully in the pages of I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl. Whether Nicole draws each verse from experience or imagination, the talent which shines through each page is intense, almost to the point of it blinding the reader in a lyrical depiction of pain, heartache, disaster and emotional invasion.
Two poems snagged my interest in particular: Turning Goodbye came across as a final message left on a tombstone or epitaph, whereas Impetus draws upon the raw emotion of a tidal pull. I wholeheartedly recommend I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl to lovers of poetry over the age of 15 years, and look forward to adding it to my bookshelf at home, filled only with incredible works in literature.
Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite
I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl is a compilation of over a hundred freestyle poems that express feelings we can all recognise to some degree. Nicole Lyons’ writing is nothing less than poetic art that delves deep into the psyche of a girl swinging from the extremes of passionate sexual love to the suicidal thoughts of a lover rejected. Nicole Lyons is a woman of few words; despite the length of this collection and the complexity of the subject matter, few poems are long, but those that are shine out with an undeniable brilliance. Does the “she” featured throughout survive, or are these words, which comprise The Draw, her epitaph engraved in stone? “Some souls were never meant to be content.”
Readers will discern the cleverness of Freight Train, a dip into a suicidal mind, the analogy to a boat aground in Bursting Pure and Blooming, and the rightness of the title Three Sheets to Forever. Personally, I loved I Have Surrendered on this Night, the suspension of worries in dreams, and Yes, I Remembered You, unforgettable for this beautiful line: “a thousand wild stallions carried my pulse around the mountains of my bones”. My favourite of the short poems scattered throughout was Little Black Dress; fourteen words sum up all the doubt and longing to impress that ubiquitous garment implies. Nicole Lyons’ I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl demands a place in the heart, and bookcase, of poetry lovers all over the world.
Reviewed by Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers’ Favorite
Although, considering the perspective of her work, Nicole Lyons might smirk cynically at being called a major gifted talent, her collection of poetry, I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl places her as such with no trace of uncertainty or equivocation. There is no doubt she earns such poetic respect for her peerless ability to communicate, clearly and precisely, the deepest sufferings of life, but also leaves no doubt she has endured them first. No one could talk like this purely by imagination.
I have been covered
in easy kisses
from uneasy lips
and I know I
smell weary again.
My life can be boiled down
to nothing more than
a series of tracks hauling
freight trains filled with intensity,
and me, the ultimate train wreck,
just itching to play chicken.
In every poem included in I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl, Nicole Lyons creates a beautiful continuity of rhythm, sound, meaning, and intensity. In turn, while accessible poetry is a true rarity, either sacrificing depth for shared understandings, or worse, using false obscurities to imply such depth, Lyons retains an almost suffocating emotional consciousness without sacrificing the familiar. And, perhaps most courageous for a poet seeking serious validation, she unerringly applies a ruthless conciseness to her creations that is apt to be mistaken for simplicity. Her poems are not simple. They are simply devastating.
And sometimes these words,
they save me, but sometimes,
most times, they kill me,
syllable by fucking syllable,
they rip me to shreds.
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And sitting at number #1 on Amazon Hot New Releases 10 hours after dropping, thank you all for the love and support. My cold black heart is ever so grateful.
Sudden Denouement Publishing Presents: Nicole Lyons’ New Book –I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl is available now via Amazon.
[I am honored to be part of bringing to the world a new collection of the exquisite poetry of Nicole Lyons. I have discovered so many wonderful souls on this journey, Nicole Lyons has become a wonderful friend, adviser, and mentor to me. It is an amazing privilege to announce this book. Jasper Kerkau]
‘I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl’ written by author and poet Nicole Lyons, is a breathtaking collection of poems that blurs the lines between love and madness. A sorceress of words, Nicole Lyons takes the reader to the edge of the abyss of creativity, sanity, and love, and asks the question, ‘can one survive both a broken heart and a broken mind?’
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A Must Read
David Lohrey has written an outstanding collection that sinks its hooks into you from the first page and doesn’t let go until long after you’ve finished reading. Authentic, honest, and often uncomfortable, Machiavelli’s Backyard is equally as heartbreaking and hilarious as it is beautiful and brazen. David Lohrey is a remarkable writer and reading Machiavelli’s Backyard was like hanging out with a very cool old uncle, the one who has lived hard and well and hands out wisdom like candy, often in the most inappropriate and glorious way. This book is must read for anyone who appreciates great art and good literature, and those that need a lesson on both.
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I have a thing for signed books, especially poetry books, so when I saw that Jay Long had signed copies of Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind available on his site I had to buy one, and I am so pleased that I did.
I’ve been a fan of Jay’s since I was introduced to his poetry page by a mutual friend over a year ago now, he writes heartache and hope, love and loss, inspiration and desperation all so effortlessly that you just know the man has lived each word he has written, and Timeless Chatter is ripe with his wisdom.
Readers will connect with almost every piece in this book, whether they have lived with pain or hope, love or loss, Timeless Chatter has something for everyone, and Jay leaves little room for regret in his work, and he leaves the reader feeling that they too should have little room for regret in their lives, everything is but a lesson, and wisdom can be gained from those lessons, and most definitely from this book.
Jay Long is a true wordsmith at the top of his craft, and I would recommend this book to everyone, be they poetry lovers or not, this is a book that will impress even the hardest cynics and most cynical critics.
I can’t wait to see what Jay Long brings out next.
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1. Tell us about your book and what inspired it.
Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind is my first collection of poetry and prose. The title is representative of the constant struggle that goes on within us between what the heart wants and what the mind thinks we should have. It’s over 200 select pieces that seem to capture the beauty and sadness of love, life and loss.
2. Do you remember the first poem you ever read?
I can’t say I remember the first poem I ever read, but I can tell you Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’ was the first one that hit me and stayed with me and stirred the creative juices.
3. How old were you when you wrote your first poem?
That’s another hard one to pinpoint but I know it was in grammar school, probably 5th or 6th grade.
4. What does “being creative” mean to you?
Being creative to me doesn’t necessarily mean ‘doing’ anything. I feel creative people just are. For me it’s an individual’s passion that makes them original and unique in their creativeness. Yes, it can be learned, but if deep down you aren’t a creative spirit, the flame will never be lit to ignite that passion.
5. Do you Google yourself?
I have and often do. Not because of any type of ego thing, but because I like to keep track on where others are finding me. I spent 15 years as a web designer and internet marketer, so I guess it’s still in me somewhat.
6. What do poorly written poems have in common?
Lack of depth. Most writing that I consider poorly done doesn’t have real emotion. It’s as if the writer simply mailed the idea in. Words can have a powerful impact when the right ones are strung together. The opposite is also true when the wrong ones are as well.
7. If you could offer one piece of advice to aspiring writers what would it be?
I like to think of being a writer as a badge of courage. It takes a certain type of person capable of exposing themselves to the world. To really pull back the layers and let others inside. We all have a story to tell, so don’t be afraid to share it but you can’t rush it. Words are timeless, it’s the story and how those words make someone feel that will remain. Writing is an art, and should be treated as such.
8. How do you handle poor reviews?
I usually digest what the person has said, quickly go over any negative criticism they may have included and move on. Writing, especially poetry, is completely subjective. Not everyone will like what I write but thankfully, the majority who have, do. I feel in a way, the occasional bad review, helps to legitimize the good ones.
9. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what book would it be?
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
10. What are you reading now?
I am reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Basically it’s about a guy who goes back in time to try and prevent the JFK assassination.
Jay Long is an author, poet and natural story teller. Growing up in Hudson Valley area of New York has afforded him the pleasure of finding his creative voice from some of the most beautiful settings within the Northeast. Story telling, expressing feelings through words, and making people laugh are what Jay does best. He believes hearing someone laugh feeds the soul and is always humbled when others tell him they connect with his words or they have helped someone heal. His first book of poetry and prose is available now through his website Jay Long Writes . You can join Jay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like to hear spoken versions of some of Jay’s work, you can subscribe to his YouTube channel.
Hush is now available worldwide through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Booktopia, and The Book Depository. You can also contact most indie and chain bookstores and have them order a copy in for you. I hope you love it. Thank you again for your support.
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HUSH written by Nicole Lyons, is a searing collection of poems that takes the reader on an emotional ride, through the tunnel of mental illness and reckless love. Nicole Lyons’ voice undulates from pain to ecstasy, at breakneck speed. Erotic, soulful and authentic, Nicole has written a raw memoir encapsulated in poems. Stepping off the cliff, delving into HUSH, readers will find themselves breathless and wanting more.
Have a peek at some of the early reviews here.
HUSH written by Nicole Lyons, is a searing collection of poems that takes the reader on an emotional ride, through the tunnel of mental illness and reckless love.
Nicole Lyons’ voice undulates from pain to ecstasy, at breakneck speed. Erotic, soulful and authentic, Nicole has written a raw memoir encapsulated in poems. Stepping off the cliff, delving into HUSH, readers will find themselves breathless and wanting more. -Julie Anderson
The first book from Nicole Lyons is now available Here
Hush cover design: Sherri Smith
Hush cover model: Julie Anderson
Hush cover photo: Paul Empson Photography
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