Imagine a shift to the way you see the world that arises through poetic narration.
Imagine the world, at its base level, is a collection of selves. These selves collide, disperse, intermingle, and share themselves in lines of free verse. Such is the premise of Versions of the Self, poetry that assumes multiple types of selves exist and relate in ways that alter them. Each of the eight chapters looks at a different type of self, including the singular “I” and romantic interactions. These unique 80 poems definitely color themselves outside of the lines.
Review: What I love the most about this work is how, Christy draws you into her own universe of self. She starts out with a discovery of internal self-realisation in Serenade and other poems, and as she concludes her discovery we are invited to join her excitedly as she shares her joys to the point that we are even teased into sharing secrets!
We see how the self adjusts to the workings of exploring a relationship and are then thrown into the world of other relationships as we are introduced to him, and her. Almost as in the observation of other relationships.
Then there is the self becoming involved with convictions, such as a stand for women and equality before being given a sense of further self exploration… Such as one’s measure of beauty, but in a somewhat collective manner as in when we reflect, wonder and find contentment with how far we’ve come.
No doubt others will come away with their own interpretations… But that is the beauty of good poetry, is it not?
This is a fabulous work of poetry, definitely a five-star work for me.