Review: Revenge Body by Rachel Wiley

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Title: Revenge Body
Author: Rachel Wiley
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Format: eARC
Length: 72 pages
Publisher: Button Poetry
Release Date: January 18, 2022
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Content Warnings:

SYNOPSIS

Revenge Body is a poetry collection that explores anger (righteous and not), black identity, body image, loss, want, and mental health.

MY THOUGHTS

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.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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