Title: Revenge Body
Author: Rachel Wiley
Length: 72 pages
Publisher: Button Poetry
Release Date: January 18, 2022
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Revenge Body is a poetry collection that explores anger (righteous and not), black identity, body image, loss, want, and mental health.
In this poetry collection, the author explores personal experiences relating to body image and fat shaming, race and being biracial, queer relationships, mental health, her relationship with her estranged mother, and other deeply personal topics.
I appreciated the openness and honesty revealed through these poems, as well as the creative use of language and poetic devices that many popular contemporary poets lack. Some poems also featured creative graphical arrangement of lines on the page, which further enhanced the reading experience.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the eARC.