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[Dis]Connected:
Poems and Stories of Connection and Otherwise

By Multiple Authors

 
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Publication Date: October 1, 2018
Genre: Adult, General Fiction, Poetry

Synopsis:

Humanity exists in a hyper connected world, where our closest friends, loves and enemies lie but a keyboard stroke away. Few know this better than the poets who have risen to the top of their trade by sharing their emotion, opinion and art with millions of fans.

Combining the poetic forces of some of today’s most popular and confessional poets, this book presents poems and short stories about connection wrapped up in a most unique exercise in creative writing. Follow along as your favorite poets connect with each other; offering their poetry to the next poet who tells a story based on the concept presented to them. With poetry, stories and art, [Dis]Connected is a mixed media presentation of connection and collaboration.

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Author Info:

Cyrus Parker
Twitter / Instagram

Yena Sharma Purmasir
Twitter / Instagram

Canisia Lubrin
Twitter / Instagram

Trista Mateer
Twitter / Instagram

Michelle Halket
Twitter / Instagram

Liam Ryan
(No links found)

Pierre Alex Jeanty
Twitter / Instagram

Amanda Lovelace
Twitter / Instagram

Sara Bond
Twitter / Instagram

Nikita Gill
Twitter / Instagram

Iain S. Thomas
Twitter / Instagram

R.H. Swaney
Twitter / Instagram

Review & Wrap-up:

When I first received [Dis]Connected I was intrigued by the concept of it. Michelle Halket, publisher at Central Avenue Publishing, came up with the idea for it when she heard someone say “they heard poetry was the next colouring book… referring to the craze of adult colouring books.” She couldn’t stand this thought, and so she came up with the idea of connecting poets from all over and have each one pen a poem. From there she drew names out of hat and had each poet then write a short story inspired by their assigned partner’s poem. The result: [Dis]Connected.

It has been forever and a day since I have read a book of short stories and even longer still since I have read a book of poems. I find that both of these styles involve a little more brain power to read - and to fully comprehend - than the average book and article. So much detail and understanding has to be crammed into this short and condensed frame, that if done incorrectly it’s just a hot mess. But if it is done correctly? The euphoria that can be received from the experience can be life altering!

While I wouldn’t say [Dis]Connected was ‘life-altering,’ I would say that I did connect with it and it’s many authors on several different levels. I saw their hurt, their pain, their love and loss. I saw the crazy sociopath and literary lover; the threatened immigrants and loved homosexuals; the real and the fey. I got a glimpse into their hearts and souls, and saw the world through their eyes. I found it very interesting to see how I could interpret a poem one way, and someone else could take that same poem and interpret in a completely different way; something I hadn’t done since studying Dickinson in my freshman English Literature class at Queens University. I forgot how fun it could be!

I sat down with [Dis]Connected intrigued and -if I”m honest - a little daunted, but I walked away inspired and with a new view of the world. I was also I little mentally drained from finally giving my brain a much needed workout, but it was a great feeling, one that I look forward to doing more often!

If you’re looking for a book to make your mind work and connect you to others who are different than you, then I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of [Dis]Connected, and get ready for a journey into the depths of many different souls.

From one bookaholic to another, I hope I’ve helped you find your next fix.
—Dani

Dani's Score out of 5: 📚📚📚📚


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