Grappling to Light: A Book of Poetry by Heather Nelson

This book of poetry deals with grief and loss, exploring the process of grief in a style reminiscent of John Donne, C. S. Lewis, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

At first, I struggled to get into the groove of Mrs. Nelson’s complex sentence structure and vibrant word choices, but once I made it to the third poem in Grappling to Light, my attention was captured by her colorful word choices, and I was able to surf the rhythm of her poetry and stream-of-consciousness style prose.

I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who has recently experienced a loss, and I can see myself returning to this book again and again to marinate in specific poems, or to meditate on certain lines.

I received this book for free from the author. All comments and opinions are entirely my own, and this is a voluntary review.

Originally posted on Literature Approved

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