Holes in Space

A Poetry Collection

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

When not writing or working her full-time job, Andrea Barbosa travels in search of history, museums, and adventures. She has published three novels and a poetry collection, and her short stories have appeared in several anthologies, in the Southern Pacific Review and Ariel Chart.

Her poetry collection, Holes in Space, won the 2015 Reader's Favorite Silver Medal and her flash fiction piece, The Queen of Carnival, won the 2016 Spider's Web Prize from Spider Road Press. She has earned other accolades in short story and flash fiction.

Andrea also writes award-winning romance under the pseudonym Andrya Bailey, and she's working on a contemporary romance trilogy that takes place in Houston, TX and Greece.

She currently serves as VP and Press Director for the Houston Writers' Guild and as Flash Fiction editor for The Ocotillo Review Literary Journal.

She has been as a guest speaker at Houston Writers' Guild's writing conferences and workshops, Houston Baptist University's Writers Conference, Lone Star College's Bayou City Book Festival, Fort Bend County Libraries Book Festival, Maud Marks library, and is a regular guest author at Comicpalooza's (Texas' largest pop culture event) Literary Track.

    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!