Songs With Our Eyes Closed

Songs With Our Eyes Closed

A collection of Tyler Kent White's powerful poems about love, loss, depression, and resilience. “Never apologize for burning too brightly, or for collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” – Tyler Kent WhiteMany of the poems included here are short and uplifting, with messages such as “be yourself,” “you are beautiful,” and “this too shall pass.”...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Songs With Our Eyes Closed
Author:Tyler Kent White
Rating:
Edition Language:English

Songs With Our Eyes Closed Reviews

  • Kristy K

    4.5 Stars

    There were a few of those instagram one sentence breakdowns that I’m not a fan of, but on a whole, this collection is heartfelt, emotional, and strong. (And honestly the one liners didn’t bother me here as there were only a few and nicely dispersed.)

    At times, he reminds me of a more romantic, younger Billy Collins (as a huge fan of Collins, this is definitely a compliment). Where Collins takes a place or object and creates an introspective poem, White does this with a person or a feelin

    4.5 Stars

    There were a few of those instagram one sentence breakdowns that I’m not a fan of, but on a whole, this collection is heartfelt, emotional, and strong. (And honestly the one liners didn’t bother me here as there were only a few and nicely dispersed.)

    At times, he reminds me of a more romantic, younger Billy Collins (as a huge fan of Collins, this is definitely a compliment). Where Collins takes a place or object and creates an introspective poem, White does this with a person or a feeling.

    He writes about finding yourself, being yourself, accepting yourself. He writes of a love, loss, and a spectrum of emotions that come to life with his words.

    Of all of the new poets I’ve read this year, White may be my favorite.

  • Kelli Santistevan

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this poetry collection.

  • Jenb16

    So beautiful. Words that pierce the soul; both with their sheer flowery beauty and their emotional depth and rawness. 👌🏻

  • Shirley Cuypers

    is a poetry and prose collection about love, loss, depression and resilience. These poems and prose were inspired by his own childhood, his relationship with his dad and his past relationships.

    is divided into 8

    is a poetry and prose collection about love, loss, depression and resilience. These poems and prose were inspired by his own childhood, his relationship with his dad and his past relationships.

    is divided into 8 parts:

    *a song for every season

    *the intricacies of odd numbers

    *on nights you do not remember how to sing

    *why we’ve come to break unevenly

    *a song for those lost at sea

    *the ways we fall asleep

    *songs my daughter would have sung

    *in your attic, under the stars

    My favourite parts are: a song for every season; on nights you do not remember how to sing; the ways we fall asleep; in your attic, under the stars

    I really liked this poetry and prose collection. You get to know so much more about the author and that’s definitely one of the things I love the most about this collection. The only negative point about this collection is that there were no titles, just themes. It was kind of hard to figure out when the poem ended and the next poem started.

    Overall I really liked this collection written by Tyler Kent White. I cannot wait to read more of his work!

  • KayCee K

    Tyler Kent White is now a new favorite poet because of Songs with Our Eyes Closed. There's so, so many lines I bookmarked in this book, that I just need to have. The way he's written some of these poems were just beautiful. Two of my favorite lines from this ARC was "you are a symphony of stardust and you were born to shine" and "the stars folded into the moon". This book is filled with so many, many amazing lines just like these.

    Songs with Our Eyes Closed is mixed with short and long poems &am

    Tyler Kent White is now a new favorite poet because of Songs with Our Eyes Closed. There's so, so many lines I bookmarked in this book, that I just need to have. The way he's written some of these poems were just beautiful. Two of my favorite lines from this ARC was "you are a symphony of stardust and you were born to shine" and "the stars folded into the moon". This book is filled with so many, many amazing lines just like these.

    Songs with Our Eyes Closed is mixed with short and long poems & a mix of different topics.

    White's poetry styles are simply breathtaking.

    I received a NetGalley ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. So, this is a 100% honest review by me.

  • Chanel

    I received this as an ARC on NetGalley.

    I think this might be the first poetry compilation I received from there that I rated more than 1 or 2 stars!

    I like that the author plays with style, form, and diction. There were some good literary devices sprinkled throughout (imagery, figuartive language, etc.) Sometimes the more distinct language felt repetitive, though (like vetiver and petrichor). I was disappointed to see that a few of the pieces felt like they piggy-backed off of the current social

    I received this as an ARC on NetGalley.

    I think this might be the first poetry compilation I received from there that I rated more than 1 or 2 stars!

    I like that the author plays with style, form, and diction. There were some good literary devices sprinkled throughout (imagery, figuartive language, etc.) Sometimes the more distinct language felt repetitive, though (like vetiver and petrichor). I was disappointed to see that a few of the pieces felt like they piggy-backed off of the current social movement in poetry of pop poetry and she poetry. For the most part, however, the pieces were composed with thought and depth. The author's voice felt authentic; I did not feel like this work was compiled with the intention of reaching any specific target audience (as I have felt with most of the other poetry books I have read recently). I'm not a fan of the uncapitalized and unpunctuated style that is popular for many poets right now, though that really is just a personal preference. Some of the topics throughout the collection felt somewhat overdone and repetitive in comparison to much of the poetry I have read recently (i.e. loving the wrong person, getting over heartbreak, self-affirmation, etc.), though many of the pieces felt real for the author which is much more important to me. Overall, I liked it.

  • Caitlin

    I’m a fan of poetry, so I decided to make it my goal to read more this year. That means delving into the plethora of contemporary poetry collections often written in the same style as Rupi Kaur. While I’m not always a fan of this style, I decided to give

    a chance.

    What struck me immediately about this collection is that many of the p

    I’m a fan of poetry, so I decided to make it my goal to read more this year. That means delving into the plethora of contemporary poetry collections often written in the same style as Rupi Kaur. While I’m not always a fan of this style, I decided to give

    a chance.

    What struck me immediately about this collection is that many of the poems do in fact rhyme. A lot of contemporary poems these days don’t rhyme at all, so I greatly enjoyed that these ones did. Even the ones that didn’t really rhyme flowed really well and that made them easy to read. For those who can’t commit to intense, traditional poetry, this will be a good option.

    Some of the imagery within the poems didn’t speak to me; there a lot of mentions of teeth, for example. But the images that he carried throughout like stars and nature did work well. It also helped connect the poems.

    The most important thing about poetry, in my opinion, is whether it affects the reader. Some of the poems really spoke to me, especially the ones about love, and some of the ones about grief and depression. The imagery and language he used I felt expressed things in a very universal way. I also enjoyed his uplifting poems about having courage and being kind to and believing in yourself. A lot of my favourite poems were within the first sections of the book.

    is a really quick read because many of the poems are short. Some of the poems and some of the imagery I didn’t like, but a lot of the poems I did like. They mostly flowed well, and quite a few actually rhymed. Overall I enjoyed reading this collection.

  • Molly

    This is a pretty good first effort. The poems deal in too much abstraction for my taste, without enough concrete imagery to really grab onto -- and perhaps I'm put off by having advice dispensed to me by a speaker who is 26 years old? I'm trying to figure that one out. There are a few instances where White really latches on to a particular word ("petrichor" is one I could do without seeing again) and I find myself longing for variation. Some of the white space is well used, but in certain areas

    This is a pretty good first effort. The poems deal in too much abstraction for my taste, without enough concrete imagery to really grab onto -- and perhaps I'm put off by having advice dispensed to me by a speaker who is 26 years old? I'm trying to figure that one out. There are a few instances where White really latches on to a particular word ("petrichor" is one I could do without seeing again) and I find myself longing for variation. Some of the white space is well used, but in certain areas it seems to serve little purpose other than taking up space.

    For folks who are just beginning to read poetry, this is an excellent and accessible collection. It wasn't 100% for me, but it's definitely going to find its audience.

  • Rimsha Jairajpuri

    It has some precious pieces to read again and again. But it is not a bunch of poetry that can be noted to have a wow factor.

    Nevertheless, it does have some insight speech of our heart, unspoken.

Best Free Books is in no way intended to support illegal activity. Use it at your risk. We uses Search API to find books/manuals but doesn´t host any files. All document files are the property of their respective owners. Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. If you find documents that should not be here please report them


©2018 Best Free Books - All rights reserved.