The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One - Amanda Lovelace

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The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars. They tried to silence her once and for all, but the mermaid’s voice returns in this one.

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enjoyable/easy to read:
3/5

“be
stronger
than the
villains.
be every
storybook
heroine
come to life.”

I think I may have read this one too quickly after finishing the second collection. While this collection was also powerful and deeply personal, I connected more with the second.

I enjoyed the poems included by contributors. They tackled the same theme from a new perspective with truly different voices. Somehow they fit right in with the overall narrative despite being clearly different, both in tone and aesthetic.

I feel the author accomplished something wonderful with this series of collections. There is a true feminist strength that shines through, aiming to raise all women together so they can be their own unique selves. Inspired by #metoo and the direction of American politics at the time of publishing, the balance between hope and fear is heady and well-struck.

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