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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
The collection Silhouette: Poems by Nancy Viera covers the movements of life from love to seeking freedom and experiencing rejection and explores the emotions in each of these shifts. “I Am” is an emphatic poem in which the narrator sheds the labels imposed on her. Another poem, “Dirt,” celebrates an exhilarating, past romance story in which dreams are forged but never fulfilled. Other love poems feature different themes including grief, nostalgia, and excitement. In the poem “Ghost,” the narrator is hopeful about seeing their new lover. Other poems examine family relationships. In the poems, feelings of anger and longing emerge such as in the poem “Dad” in which the narrator wonders about her absent father. Throughout the collection, deep-seated emotions are revealed through different situations and relationships.
The poems in Silhouette stand out for their openness in expressing human emotion through different life events. They are direct, raw, authentic, and also hopeful. They also instill confidence and show that women are more than the titles society assigns to them. The love poems are realistic, depicting love in its many forms. From childhood scenes to more complex experiences, the poems which highlight different aspects of the narrator’s life are relatable in many ways. Through its similar themes, the collection moves seamlessly from poem to poem. As a whole, it culminates in a powerful collection that contains moving and enthralling poems. In the heartfelt collection, Silhouette: Poems by Nancy Viera, different life experiences and the deep emotions that accompany them are examined.