Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) – It Completes Me!

It won’t complete everyone and there are many people indeed who do not and would not like this anthology, but if you have a heart for poetry and want to explore the visual arts in relationship with the metaphor and imagery of poetry while celebrating the female form, then this book is for you. As it was for me.

The editors name in the beginning how this is a playful experiment of form for shared content and I absolutely adored every page. I was grateful for the poems standing alone at the end of each entry so that I could absorb the original rhythm and form for the stories being told within the artwork. 

The artwork is absolutely divine. An incredible mix and variety of color palettes, styles and skills. It felt that each work was paired with intention, insight and collaboration in the best kind of way. If you are a lover of graphic novels and the diversity of the genre you will appreciate this work as it compiles such a volume of artists in collaboration with poets.

I don’t have a single critique for this anthology. There were some poems that didn’t connect as fully as others, but then the art sometimes offered a place for me to enter and imagine. Some of the art was a bit outside my personal taste, but then the words could draw me and keep me engaged. Overall I am absolutely grateful to have this anthology on my shelf and hope more people will begin to experiment and play with such a form. It was an absolute delight to consume.

Happy Reading!

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