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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
The Great Depression, metaphors, Wall Street and love are some of the poems that you will read about and discover in Sticks and Stones Falling From the Sky. Andrew Daniels has intertwined an inspiration of old and new, love and intimacy, and music and art to create over ten poems that speak to the heart, mind, and soul of Spirit. From poems like Let's Burn Rubber Baby, Multiple Choice Test, My Heart Is My Guitar and Camera One Camera Two, you will see into the mind of this author. Andrew Daniels’ writing takes on a thespian aura. It is as if he is approaching his poetry as an actor acting out the characters of the poems on stage. Each poem incites a different element of emotions and thinking.
I enjoyed reading Andrew Daniels’ work because of how he approached each piece. It appears as if he carefully selected pieces that would not overshadow each other, but bring an element of complementary flair to the book. My favorites - Multiple Choice Test and Camera One Camera Two - offered an idea of how we view and see things not always as they are, but as how society dictates that we should see them, as in reading Push, Push, Push. “The hardest things to buy are the things money can’t buy. Friends, family, and love are a few of those things” says Andrew Daniels, but instead we tend to focus on the tangible things that money can buy that leave us alone and empty. If you are looking for poetry with inspiration, add this one to your library.