Poetry - General
80 Pages
Reviewed on 06/02/2019
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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

From the pen of seasoned poet Debbie Richard comes Pivot, her new anthology of poetry presenting domestic themes that reflect the significance of being human. In this collection, Richard draws us into her simple yet descriptive nature. She uses visible and tangible objects to convey meanings that lie beyond words. She probes into basic levels of meaning and shares the exploration with her reader. We then become spectators to a skating performance in “Landing It”, a flower picker in “A Single Rose”, and a raven in “Pilferer.” Each of her poems does away with excessive symbolism and creates solid expressions that come straight from the heart. Human moments are captured and preserved in time like a photograph using words.

Debbie Richard gives us the experience of following words and phrases of single sentences in divided lines that reveal the abandonment of contrived ideas. The introspective dimensions of her poems stem from looking outward and shifts to internalizing. Such explorations have been common in modern-day poetry, but what makes the collection in Pivot distinctive is its vivid articulation of the human experience. She has a profound way of looking at what most of us have forgotten to appreciate. Another part of this book worthy of mention are the arresting illustrations by Ashley Teets. Her fine drawings render a light spirit that complements what each poem is trying to convey. This collection offers a profound and relatable take on experience. This is a recommended read for anyone with a penchant for arresting verse.