Book Review — Lovely Seeds

I picked up this book after reading another poem from Swaney in an anthology. I was expecting more of a traditional poetry collection. It was not. What I did like is the central theme that follows the life cycle of a plant for seed, soil, water, growth, and restore. Each entry is short and offers bits of insight and self-esteem boosting advice and thoughts. It seems to be closer to a feel-good book than poetry. Little can be considered poetry in any traditional sense, but it does fit nicely into the “Instagram sensation” of poetry that has been popular with the younger crowd. It is a well thought out work, but I am not sure its poetry.

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