Holes in Space

A Poetry Collection

Poetry - General
50 Pages
Reviewed on 01/19/2015
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Author Biography

Andrea Barbosa is an award winning novelist and poet. She took Creative Writing classes at Texas Tech University, and currently maintains an Indie review blog.

"Massive Black Hole - Cibele's Hell", her contemporary women's novel, is listed as one of the 50 Self Published Books Worth Reading for 2013/2014 (reader voted top 5 in literary fiction) at ReadFree.ly website.

Her poetry collection, "Holes in Space" received a 5 star seal and the 2015 Silver Medal Award in Poetry from Readers' Favorite, and is featured in the 50 Best Books of 2014 at ReadFree.ly website, voted top 5 in poetry by readers.

Her short story, "The Match" features on the Eclectically Criminal anthology, by Inklings Publishing, released on March 2015. The upcoming volume, Eclectically Vegas, will also feature one of her short stories.

She has received an Honorable Mention Award for her flash fiction in the 2015 Spider's Web Flash Fiction Contest from Spider Road Press.

Her work has been influenced by contemporary authors Paulo Coelho, Fernando Sabino, Sylvia Plath, Erica Jong and Joyce Carol Oates, among others.

She currently serves as Author Event Director for the Houston Writers Guild.

For more of her writing, follow her:
Blog: http://massiveblackholenovel.blogspot.com/

Follow her on twitter at: @andyb0810

    Book Review

Reviewed by John Witcher for Readers' Favorite

Holes in Space by Andrea Barbosa is a soft and colorful flower. The poetry in this book blooms with life and love. The book begins with a shower of emotion. "Poeme" is filled with warm metaphors that entice all of the senses. I found my emotions pouring through me as I read "Devotion." I could feel the heartbeat and the troubling love that has grown in the soul and the devotion that will not be denied. I found the fragile dreams of "Life Dream" to be so true. How years fly by and dreams grow and then vanish. And the one thing that no one can escape ... death. All these things, as humans, we fear. They create and shape our lives. The moments that we can never forget become the moments that live in our hearts and the hearts of those we inspire.

Holes in Space is an incredible poetic work. It is not often that every poem in a collection of work will make you feel such strong emotion. The word choices paint such beautiful pictures. I can feel the love, the pain, and the raw emotion that went into every word. It is even more rare for poetry to create such intoxication of raw emotions. If you love or hurt, you need to experience this book first hand. I was very touched by this work, but my words cannot do justice to the emotion that it brings forth. I highly recommend that you experience this book first hand.

A very nice collection of

A very nice collection of poems, recommended to all who like poetry. This book is filled with very intimate and powerful poems, which vary in theme from celebration of love to reflections on death. It also pays respects to the cities of Houston and Rio de Janeiro, and to some Brazilian personalities. Totally recommended for poetry lovers!