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Poetry Review: Bright Pink Ink by Laura DiNovis Berry

Bright Pink Ink by Laura Berry unflinchingly explores what it means to be a woman in today’s world.

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Image: The cover for Bright Pink Ink 

My Review 

“All at once there is life and death within me. 

I am branded: 

Woman.” 

-Bright Pink Ink, Berry

Bright Pink Ink by Laura Berry unflinchingly explores the feminine experience through the use of vivid and evocative verse. What does it mean to be a woman in today’s world? What defines us as humans? What does it mean to love another person or to be a mother? Berry delves into these questions and more in Bright Pink Ink.

Some of the poems are like a punch in the gut. Others read more like song lyrics. Often, Berry eschews traditional rhyme scheme in favor of a style that reads as much more stream of consciousness; however, throughout the collection she is not afraid to toy with more traditional meter. Those pieces have more of a song like quality and I could imagine them as the words to modern rock song, perhaps sung by Alanis Morrissette or Avril Lavigne (and I mean that as a compliment. I really enjoy the work of both of those artists).

I moved through the collection slowly because although this chapbook was relatively brief, there was a lot of raw emotion packed into each piece. If you enjoy authentic and visceral explorations of the female experience, then Berry is one poet who is definitely worth exploring. I hope she releases another poetry collection in the future.

Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Book Details

Title: Bright Pink Ink: New and Selected Poems

Author: Laura DiNovis Berry

Genre: Poetry

Length: 30 pages

Publication Date: August 21, 2018

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Author’s Blog: Berry also does poetry reviews! You can find her HERE! 

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