This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (Goodreads, B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
This Long Trip to Myself by Steve Saari is the author's journey, the happy and the sad. It is a mixture of dramatic and abstract; a collection of thoughts put together to give you a peek into the author's mind and spirit, his inner feelings and struggles, and his personal experiences.
I thought the collection was beautiful for many reasons. First, it opened the soul of the poet to the reader. They have a chance to explore his personal space. Secondly, the formatting of the poems is exceptional. They not only speak of the theme but they are also highly visual.
Many of the poems in This Long Trip to Myself are lyrical. All the emotions are handled with finesse and elegance. The language is beautiful and simplistic. Some of the poems are haunting and strike a chord within you. Some of them are metaphorical and poignant. They make you want to go back and read them again and again. The poet's struggle with his own self is revealed beautifully in this collection.
This Long Trip to Myself has some beautiful illustrations to go with some of the poems. 'The Tomb' speaks about the gloomy mind of the poet and he comes out of it abruptly with the next exquisite poem 'Hope'. 'Prison Window' is another poem which speaks of the poet's somber mood. I was highly impressed by the formatting of 'Me'. It took the poem to another level altogether. On the whole, it is a beautiful collection and all poetry lovers will enjoy the poems.