I was graciously sent a this author’s poetry book awhile back and I rarely read poetry so I was a little hesitant going into it but was pleasantly surprised. It was called Can I Tell You Something by Karl Kristian Flores.
Synopsis: Rich. Dense. Hopeful. Can I Tell You Something? (CITYS) is a tender and brutal book of philosophy. Its collection is composed of 100 poems about age, addiction, disease, poverty, romance, art, friendship and more. Karl Kristian’s poems are often told through story and capture a temperament not commonly found in modern poetry.
The book was comprised of 100 poems and they all dealt with different topics. Some were gritty, others were very sensual and some were even funny (which I find rare in poetry). I lot of these poems got really deep and made you think a lot about life which I think is the point of poetry so the book was a success in my opinion.
It also had a lot of fun hand drawn illustrations throughout the book that tie into the poetry and I think this makes the words have a more powerful meaning because they can draw out certain emotions.
It still did take me a bit to get through because I don’t read poetry that often but I’m glad I tried it out again!
Book Rating: 4/5
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me in physical format by the author to read and give an honest review.
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