First of all, I am disclosing that I am not the best connoisseur of poetry. Sure I can still recite Stopping in the Woods on a Snowy Evening but I recognize that I am probably missing some of the beauty and education wound into these poems. I take full accountability (and admit that I prefer the narrative fiction and non-fiction) that it is me, not the material as the good reads ranking for this book are very high. To be absolutely honest, I just read it because it was on the long-list for Canada Reads.
Although it was very artistic, creative and I appreciated the different formats, I struggled to maintain focus while reading these poems. The author clearly has a strong command of language and vocabulary but perhaps, I was just too tired to read poetry in January!