Advance Review: Build Yourself a Boat

★★★★☆ 41745741

I consume collections of poetry erratically, and only make it through those that I really connect with. This was one of those special cases.

Camonghne Felix’s compelling debut drew me in and never let go as I progressed through Build Yourself a Boat. Felix’s ability to convey emotion and shape her words so beautifully. She masterfully tackles themes of trauma and healing in this collection that equal parts powerful and evocative.

Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix
Genre: Poetry
Length: 96 pages
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Pub. Date: April 19, 2019
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss+
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4 thoughts on “Advance Review: Build Yourself a Boat”

  1. It’s so great to see a review of a poetry collection. The cover and the title make sense based on what you wrote about the overall theme of dealing with trauma. Would love to read it, although I’m not very confident writing reviews for this genre.

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    1. I’m not very confident reviewing poetry either, honestly. It’s hard for me talk about collections except those I really like!


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