Title: love, and you
Author: Gretchen Gomez
Pages: 143 Pages
Publisher: Amazon Media
one day i met a guy
who stole my heart,
we created a world
and another day
he broke my heart
i took the tattered
pieces of this
broken soul and
– here lies the hurting, the healing, and the learning
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 www.chicnerdreads.wordpress.com.