Songs With Our Eyes Closed by Tyler Kent White

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Read Songs With Our Eyes Closed Online Free - A collection of Tyler Kent White's powerful poems about love, loss, depression, and resilience. “Never apologize for burning too brightly, or for collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” – Tyler Kent White

Many of the poems included here are short and uplifting, with messages such as “be yourself,” “you are beautiful,” and “this too shall pass.” They combine the appeal of short, shareable poems with inspiration and encouragement. Also included are some of White’s lengthier, prose-poetic pieces, which address his childhood, his relationship with his father, and past romantic relationships, among other things. Whatever the form, White takes inspiration from the everyday, writing about abstract topics like love, loss, depression, and resilience using concrete, relatable details and scenes. 

Title : Songs With Our Eyes Closed
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ISBN : 1449486509
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Kristy rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2017

4.5 Stars There were a few of those instagram one sentence breakdowns that I’m not a fan of, but on a whole, this collection is heartfelt, emotional, and strong. (And honestly the one liners didn’t bother me here as there were only a few and nicely dispersed.) At times, he reminds me of a more roma...

Chanel rated it ★★★☆☆

January 15, 2018

I received this as an ARC on NetGalley. I think this might be the first poetry compilation I received from there that I rated more than 1 or 2 stars! I like that the author plays with style, form, and diction. There were some good literary devices sprinkled throughout (imagery, figuartive language...

Molly rated it ★★★☆☆

January 18, 2018

This is a pretty good first effort. The poems deal in too much abstraction for my taste, without enough concrete imagery to really grab onto -- and perhaps I'm put off by having advice dispensed to me by a speaker who is 26 years old? I'm trying to figure that one out. There are a few instances w...

Kelli rated it ★★★★★

December 22, 2017

I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this poetry collection.

Caitlin rated it ★★★☆☆

January 22, 2018

I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Review originally published on my blog, Turning Pages. I’m a fan of poetry, so I decided to make it my goal to read more this year. That means delving into the plethora of contemporary poetry collections often wri...

KayCee K rated it ★★★★☆

January 29, 2018

Tyler Kent White is now a new favorite poet because of Songs with Our Eyes Closed. There's so, so many lines I bookmarked in this book, that I just need to have. The way he's written some of these poems were just beautiful. Two of my favorite lines from this ARC was "you are a symphony of stardus...

Shirley rated it ★★★★☆

January 15, 2018

Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing! Songs with Our Eyes Closed is a poetry and prose collection about love, loss, depression and resilience. These poems and prose were inspir...

J Aislynn rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2018

In Songs with Our Eyes Closed Tyler Kent White has woven a powerful compilation of poetry and short prose to inspire and uplift the spirit. To me, these poems especially spoke of being oneself, not being afraid of your full potential, and knowing your true worth. These were lessons I needed at th...

Nathaniel rated it ★★★☆☆

January 18, 2018

This was a very mixed bag for me. The poetry ranged from the kind of fluffy poetry that somebody pastes below an instagram photo of hands being held, or a sunset, or the like, to some powerful, personal poetry about the poet's relationship (or lack thereof) with his father. So about a quarter of...

shelby rated it ★★★☆☆

January 14, 2018

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* “Never apologize for burning too brightly or for collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” This was an absolute lovely collection of poetry. I am so happy with it!

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