Bestselling writer and activist Alicia Cook returns with I Hope My Voice Doesn’t Skip, a collection of poetry, prose, and song. The follow-up to Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately contains anthem-like poems about relationships, mental health, current social issues, and learning from loss, with the promise that recovery is possible.
The reader’s experience with this unique collection is lifted from the page as Cook has collaborated with a number of up and coming musicians to transform some of her poetry into song. Like her debut book, this one is divided into two parts. Modeled after a vinyl record this time, the collection is separated into the EP record, holding Cook’s shorter poetry, and the LP record, holding Cook’s longer poetry, prose, and songwriting. Together, they form an inspiring collection for all those recovering from something. (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Alicia Cook for selecting me to be one of your readers who got an early copy of your latest poetry book. All opinions are my own.
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 talent, she writes on the hardest topics, with such grace, beauty, and emotion. She pours her heart and soul out, and it shows.
In this collection, she has some very hard subject matter, while it might not be common, or popular for other writers/poets to write about, Alicia does. There are quite a few poems in here that needed to be written, and they needed to be read. I’m glad that I got to read them, and I love that I’ve gotten to follow Alicia on her journey. I’m a fan for life, and I will always support her writing.
If you guys are looking for a heartfelt, emotional, beautiful book of poems. Pick up this one, read it, and come back and tell me how much you loved it!