Light Filters In: Poems

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How can anyone so young be so great? I am so happy to read this first collection by this poetry maven. The poems are somewhat sad, self-aware, and self conscious, but isn’t that what it means to be human? Her poem “I’m done being delicate” will resonate with any woman who identifies with the #metoo movement. It is stunning. The reader will identify with so many of the self doubts and coming-of-age moments that fill this collection. One can only hope that Kaufman will continue to take us on her journeys as she continues to build her positive outlook and confidence. This book does chronicle a metamorphosis. The poet talks of betrayal and wounds, but the overall sense is that they all build into the discovery of her own power. It is a discovery of how to be happy. Clearly, the happiness of childhood has been lost, and she writes of what lies beyond the shattered happiness of innocence. This is highly recommended for any young woman on that voyage of self discovery.

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Author Caroline Kaufman • Yelena Bryksenkova, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 210 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 2018-May-22
ISBN 9780062844682
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Issue September 2018
Category Poetry & Short Stories


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