Review: love, and you by Gretchen Gomez

Title: love, and you

Author: Gretchen Gomez

Pages: 143 Pages

Publisher: Amazon Media

The Blurb

one day i met a guy
who stole my heart,
we created a world
for ourselves.
and another day
he broke my heart
and shattered
my soul.

i took the tattered
pieces of this
broken soul and
became anew.

– here lies the hurting, the healing, and the learning


The Review

So I don’t know a lot about poetry. Besides the GCSE anthology that I work through with my students and some war poetry I have never really delved into the form of writing, always opting for music lyrics instead of written poetry. However, there was something about the cover of Gretchen Gomez’s collection love, and you that intrigued me.

What I can tell you, from my novice perspective is that man Gretchen Gomez felt some pain. Her pain drips out of every poem and she has bared herself for the world to see. It is an incredibly brave and honest collection of poems that invites you to intimately examine her life.

Even if, like me, you don’t feel comfortable enough to assess and understand poetry you can at least appreciate the candour in which Gomez writes.

love, and you by Gretchen Gomez is available now.

For more information regarding Gretchen Gomez (@chicnerdreads) please visit

3 Stars

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