I was recently sent an ARC of Madisen Kuhn’s newest poetry collection, Almost Home. The book came out at the beginning of the month, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested in it!
I have read both of Madisen’s previous collections, so I was already familiar with her poetry, and I was very excited about this book.
In Almost Home, Madisen takes us on a journey through a home. At each location, we explore a different part of her life, and get to look deeper into her mind. This concept was so cool. I really loved the theme of a house; it was very unique.
The writing itself was beautiful. Madisen knows exactly how to pull you in and keep you close. You feel like you are following her life through her eyes, like you have lived through It yourself.
I found myself relating to so many of the poems, even if the events she was describing are not ones I have gone through. The feelings they evoke are some we can all connect with. The imagery in each poem was beautiful. It made you feel like you were walking through a forest, strolling through a city, and laying in a field of grass, depending on the poem you were reading.
I honestly wish I could emulate her style in my own poetry because I love the way she can cause all of your senses to stir.
Her writing has also really improved since her first collection. You can see how much she’s grown as a writer and has found her voice.
Overall this was a pretty solid collection.
Rating: 4/5 stars
If you’ve read this one, please feel free to share your thoughts with me! I would love to hear them :)