240 pages ~ ★★★☆☆ ~ Netgalley eARC
Split into two section ‘me’ and ‘you’, the first half of this poetry collection focuses on experiences close to Emmy while ‘you’ looks at more disconnected people, like people you might meet in passing or sit near to in a restaurant. Part one, was particularly emotional and focuses mainly on bereavement; as they’re dealing with intense and complex emotions these are, as you’d expect quite powerful and as they’re based on individual experiences in some you almost feel like you’re interfering with a private moment of the writer. My personal favourites both came from the second section of the book,The Roofer & The Palm Reader, The Compassionate Doctor. Scattered throughout are beautiful photographs which I think will really bring the physical version to life.
If you want a preview of the style of poetry you can expect from this book you can watch Emmy Marucci perform her poem Wild Girls on YouTube; the video also showcases the beautiful hardback copy of this collection, it would definitely make a great coffee table book or gift.
Tell Me Another Story is scheduled for UK release on 8th October. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with a copy this in exchange for an honest review.