Rust Fish: Poems by Maya Jewell Zeller

shanviolinlove's review

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This collection started out with so much potential, so much creative energy. Zeller was taking advantage of the writing space with innovative metaphors and dynamic, colorful language that made her images and words pop with a coveted freshness. Yet after Part 1 the poems lost their momentum and became more contrived, ending on all too predictable lines leaving the reader to wonder, "What was the point of reading that?" Her titles would have "Her" and then be about the speaker "I" or "You," a rather amateurish inconsistency. While Rust Fish does contain good poems throughout, the strongest part (and probably the only part I'd really recommend) is the first.

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dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective relaxing medium-paced