ARC Review

ARC Review: Light Filters In: Poems by Caroline Kaufman

In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence , this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human experience.  

In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman—known as @poeticpoison—does what she does best: reflects our own experiences back at us and makes us feel less alone, one exquisite and insightful piece at a time. She writes about giving up too much of yourself to someone else, not fitting in, endlessly Googling “how to be happy,” and ultimately figuring out who you are.

This hardcover collection features completely new material plus some fan favorites from Caroline’s account. Filled with haunting, spare pieces of original art, Light Filters In will thrill existing fans and newcomers alike.

it’s okay if some things

are always out of reach.

if you could carry all the stars

in the palm of your hand,

they wouldn’t be

half as breathtaking

Disclaimer: I was provided with a Physical copy of the book by Harper Collins India in exchange for an honest review. However, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

I don’t like rating poetry books – right off the bat – I am telling you that I am giving this beauty a 5 Star Rating – because poetry is a piece of the poet; it is the heart and soul of the one who has penned it down, and while not all may resonate with the reader, doesn’t mean that it isn’t relevant to the one who has written it!  

Light Filters In is a darker side to the poetry, but it is a testament to the author’s strength that she has made the journey from the dark to letting the light in her life.  It is raw, unfiltered and yet there is a sense of hope within those words – you might not identify with each of them of course; but you will identify with a lot of them. Find yourself in these poems, and yet open yourself to the possibility that there is always hope in this life, no matter how bleak it may seem at the time!

I have a list of poems that resonated for me; and I am sure if you have ever felt lonely, unworthy of love, of living but have slowly found the strength to open the window to let the light in.  
Read this beauty and find yourself in between the pages and words written!  

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


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