I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip
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I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip by Alicia Cook is the Poets second complete collection of poetry. Cook earned her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature in 2008 and her MBA in 2012. She is employed as the Associate Director of Communications at Saint Peter's University. Cook is a freelance writer for multiple publications and a content writer for The Asbury Insider. She is also an activist fighting the heroin epidemic.
This is the second collection of Alicia Cook's poems I have read. The first bein ...more
With the mixtape she gave you a suggested playlist, and with this release, she gives you the music. The songs that have been shared so far have all made me cry. Hindsight and Pictures featuring Chris Andrews is something I play on repeat until my heart can't take it anymore. ...more
Alicia Cook's creativity never ceases to amaze me. She first shook up poetry in Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately, by coordinating music with each piece. With I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip, she shakes it up once again. Alicia is taking poetry to new levels with every book release, setting the bar higher and higher for every writer out there.
"Machines and humans share similar sounds.
They break the same, too."
The writing in this book is dripping with raw emotion, strength and delicacy all at the sa...more
Alicia Cook is back, with her best work to date. I love seeing writers grow. I love seeing writers give readers an honest glimpse into their lives. This is not one-size-fits-all poetry. I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip is a diary, a time capsule. Reading this collection helped me to know the author better. That's very important to me when it comes to poetry. Am I Doing This Right? was by far, my favorite piece. I would have to quote the entire piec ...more
This was my first book by Alicia Cook and let me just say that I truly enjoyed this poetry book. It's proven difficult for me to find a poetry book that I actually love. There are some poems that I didn't relate to (and that's normal) even if I wasn't able to I know there are readers who will. Some poems really hit me hard and some brought tears to my eyes. Alicia has a di ...more
I rate this a 5 out of 5 stars.
I don't know that I've reviewed poetry on my blog before, but If you follow me on IG you know that I love Alicia Cook, I have since I came across her book "Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately" I relate to her, I've experienced some of the same things she has, so reading her words, resonates with me. I think she has an amazing tale ...more
I think, overall, this collection just wasn't for me. Although I liked and was able to relate to some poems, only a few of them really stood out to me. Still, it's a quick, enjoyable read and I'm sure many will like this.
*I received a free copy of this book in an exchange for an honest review.*
I have received a much ap ...more
Out: 5th June 2018
"We are all recovering from something. This is for all of us."
After reading "Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately" By Alicia Cook, which instantly turned into my favourite poetry collection, I obviously couldn't wait to read this!
Before I get started I just want to say I am so glad for the trigger warnings in the beginning and also on each of the poems. I think all books should have them and I appreciate when they do.
I fell in love with Alicia’s work after I read her first book, “Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately”. I have been craving more of her beautiful poetry since I closed that book about a year ago. I was ...more
The book is delightfully structured reminiscent of a record album. Poems are broken down into two sections: EP and LP (the latter including generally longer poems th ...more
I just want to say thank you so much to the Author and Andrew McMeel Publishing for providing me with a physical copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Just like in her first poetry collection Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately this collection is divided into 2 parts. Part one is called The EP and part two is called The LP which like mentioned in the synopsis is modeled after a vinyl record. I find the way she formats her collection to be really unique and this one is made even more uniq ...more
Someone please just give Alicia Cook all the awards. I read her mixtape, Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately last year and absolutely fell in love with Cook's poetry. When I saw this on Netgalley, of course I had to request it. The mixtape was incredible, but this was something else entirely. Poetry rarely moves me enough to make me cry, but I was sobbing throughout this. Having lost a f ...more
I have not earned the right to be overjoyed by their joy."
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Just as with Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately, I absolutely loved this collection. The writing is full of emotion and strength. I thought the music collaborations were brilliant and I cannot wait for whatever comes next.
I liked that not all of the themes in these poems were predictable. Some of them felt relatable while others felt super specific and autobiographical. I appreciated the way the author played with form, structure, rhyme, and both verse and prose poetry. Some of this I liked and some was just okay.
The moment this book hits the shelves, I am buying it. Good lord! The emotion and depth in some of these is incredible. "This isn't about the number six" had me bawling my eyes out cause I've been there. This book definitely gives all of the feels!
"Some days really are
good enough to taste"
- Sabelle Mebane
The mix of ...more