This is a post full of first times. I know I don’t normally do poetry, but I HAVE to do this book. I also don’t normally take pictures of books, but I wanted to do a real picture of this book. What do you think of my amateur photography skills?
I have waited for this book for what seems like forever. I didn’t buy the chapbook because Atticus had hinted at the fact that he wanted to have a book published so I held out, hoping that someday a book would come to be. AND IT DID!
It’s everything I could ever hope for in a poetry book. I anticipate a lot of rereading and I will totally have some of it memorized…it not all of it.
If you don’t know who Atticus is, he’s an anonymous poet from the West Coast who posts poetry on his Instagram page. Atticus is my favorite poet. He manages to capture daily life in such beautiful words full of the true meaning every moment contains.
If you think you’re not really a poetry person, I think that Atticus would really appeal to you. It’s not about rhyming or getting an abstract meaning from complicated and vague words. His poems are filled with so much emotion and are straightforwardly written. I also love that his poems are generally not much longer than a couple of sentences if even that. They are short, and oh so sweet.
Here’s one of the amazing poems in this book:
She was afraid of heights
but she was
much more afraid
of never flying.
I read the book in portions because I wanted to savor every poem. I’m going to reread it and mark all my favorite poems as I read them for the second time.