Poetry Review — A Beautiful Composition of Broken

r.h. Sin is the bestselling author of the three-book collection Whiskey, Words & a Shovel. The first edition sold out quickly and a second and expanded printing of the first book has since been published making it accessible to most readers. Sin created a sensation in American poetry with the release of Whiskey, Words, & a Shovel. Although some may wonder if his work is poetry, in the strictest sense, it did make reading poetry a cool thing again and brought with it a younger generation now eager to explore poetry.

Only a few of Sin’s poems are more than a dozen lines. He keeps the word count low and the meaning high. His previous three books were an accolade to Samantha King, his soulmate. This collection offers advice and recognition to those who are suffering in their relationships, lives, and identity. Sin describes his handling of critics to his work and the handling of abuse people. Keeping with his younger audience he includes social media and today’s biggest distraction in life:

“mobile distractions.”
should’ve held my hand more
instead of your phone

Sin shows the reader that they to have value despite what others may think or say to them. Others must demonstrate their value before they can have an effect on you. Critics, bullies, and malcontents should be kept at a distance and ignored.

“in the ashes of.”
burn bridges for warmth
burn bridges for light
burn bridges to others
who don’t deserve
to get to you

In a cross between self-help and contemporary cultural philosophy, Sin uses words and poetry to advise, comfort, and to encourage.  Fans of Sin’s writing will appreciate this new collection and its different message.  For those who haven’t read Sin’s work, this is an easy volume to slip into and read cover to cover or pull random passages for inspiration or comfort.


Available July 25, 2017

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One response to “Poetry Review — A Beautiful Composition of Broken

  1. It reminds me of me asking myself how come reading about the Sins of Bukowski always managed to lift my spirits up!

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