Bestselling writer and activist Alicia Cook returns withI Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip, a collection of poetry, prose, and song. The follow-up toStuff I've Been Feeling Latelycontains anthem-like poems aboutrelationships, mental health,currentsocial issues,and learning from loss, with the promise that recovery is possible.The reader's experience with this unique collection is lifted from the page as Cook has collaborated with a number of up and coming musicians to transform some of her poetry into song.Like her debut book, this one is divided into two parts. Modeled after a vinyl record this time, the collection is separated into the EP record, holding Cook's shorter poetry, and the LP record, holding Cook's longer poetry, prose, and songwriting.Together, they form an inspiring collection for all those recovering from something....
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I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip Reviews
I’ve been waiting for a year to read more from Alicia and I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED! There was one slight thing that I wasn’t to crazy about, and that was some of the songs/poems that she co-wrote with other people. Some of them just read weird or I just didn’t care for the songs. I would have preferred a single artist because I think that would have made it easier to listen and follow along with, as you could get used to voice and get into it more. But that didn’t even take away from my overall en ...more
Alicia doesn’t just write a collection of poetry and put it out into the world. She delivers an entire poetic experience. From content to concept, Alicia never fails to be truly brilliant.
A new instapoet voice for me, I found the collection quite readable and relatable. Many of the poems included are songs, with links to where you can hear them performed. I like that connection and merge into music. There are usual themes of grief, loss, empowerment, but also reflections on society for issues, in a punchy and effective way.
As I often find with poetry collections, some of these poems spoke deeply to me, and others I couldn't connect with all. I could still see how they could be relate-able to others. I found the writing style to be easy to read, and easy to get lost in. I read it cover to cover, and hardly noticed the time passing. All in all, i feel like it would make a wonderful book for any poetry fans, or anyone interested in getting more familiar with poetry, but want something light.
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I just want to say thank you so much to the Author and Andrew McMeel Publishing for providing me with a physical copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Just like in her first poetry collection Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately this collection is divided into 2 parts. Part one is called The EP and part two is called The LP which like mentioned in the synopsis is modeled after a vinyl record. I find the way she formats her collection to be really unique and this one is made even more uniq ...more
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Alicia Cook is back, with her best work to date. I love seeing writers grow. I love seeing writers give readers an honest glimpse into their lives. This is not one-size-fits-all poetry. I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip is a diary, a time capsule. Reading this collection helped me to know the author better. That's very important to me when it comes to poetry. Am I Doing This Right? was by far, my favorite piece. I would have to quote the entire piec ...more
Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel publishing for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was my first book by Alicia Cook and let me just say that I truly enjoyed this poetry book. It's proven difficult for me to find a poetry book that I actually love. There are some poems that I didn't relate to (and that's normal) even if I wasn't able to I know there are readers who will. Some poems really hit me hard and some brought tears to my eyes. Alicia has a di ...more
Alicia Cook's creativity never ceases to amaze me. She first shook up poetry in Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately, by coordinating music with each piece. With I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip, she shakes it up once again. Alicia is taking poetry to new levels with every book release, setting the bar higher and higher for every writer out there.
"Machines and humans share similar sounds.
They break the same, too."
The writing in this book is dripping with raw emotion, strength and delicacy all at the sa...more