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Great collection of poems
on 29 January 2013
I was given a choice of three poetry collections to read and review as part of my university course, and I chose The Adoption Papers. Honestly, it was all down to price and the fact that I could get this one delivered to my Kindle app for Android. I knew nothing about the collection and had never heard of the poet before my tutor mentioned her name to me.
The Adoption Papers is split into two halves; the first, the eponymous poem 'The Adoption Papers', detailing the poet's own emotional journey through finding out about being adopted and how she, her foster mother and her birth mother came to deal with that. The poem is written from the three females' points of view, denoted through different font faces. The story is well detailed, the poem is not what you expect, and, most of all, is riveting.
The second half of the collection is a series of individual poems, which are also good reads; though I much preferred the first half of the collection. There are multiple poems grappling with the idea of homosexuality and the effect on one's life this has.
I heartily recommend the collection to new poetry readers, experienced readers and everything in between.