Bitter Melon #2020

Bitter Melon By Elvis Alves Bitter Melon In this debut poetry collection Elvis Alves uses bitter melon as a metaphor for life s experiences He does than ruminate about the bitterness of life and seeks to locate the truth in the adage life i
  • Title: Bitter Melon
  • Author: Elvis Alves
  • ISBN: 9780988432413
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bitter Melon By Elvis Alves In this debut poetry collection, Elvis Alves uses bitter melon as a metaphor for life s experiences He does than ruminate about the bitterness of life and seeks to locate the truth in the adage life is what you make of it He plays with the notion that modes of relating i.e to self, God, nature, other human beings are at the core of what it means to take ownershIn this debut poetry collection, Elvis Alves uses bitter melon as a metaphor for life s experiences He does than ruminate about the bitterness of life and seeks to locate the truth in the adage life is what you make of it He plays with the notion that modes of relating i.e to self, God, nature, other human beings are at the core of what it means to take ownership of life
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    About "Elvis Alves"

    1. Elvis Alves

      Elvis Alves was born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, NY He is a graduate of Colgate University and Princeton Theological Seminary His work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Sojourners, Rufous Salon, Caribbean Writer Journal, and The Applicant Elvis is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet He is the author of Bitter Melon and the chapbook Ota Benga His book, I am not a battlefield but a forest of trees growing, is forthcoming from the Franciscan University Press 2018 , winner of the Jacopone da Todi Poetry Book Prize.

    395 thoughts on “Bitter Melon”

    1. I received my copy of Bitter Melon and immediately was consumed by it I connected with the author s tone throughout the book and found myself saying, I feel exactly like this sometimes I ve always had a certain love for poetry, and Bitter Melon held up to my expectations I have very high respect for authors who can tell a story in such a graceful and flowing manner.As a pessimist towards generally everything, the idea that life is what you make of it connected with me on a personal level As a lo [...]


    2. I received this book free through First Reads.This book contains a good collect of beautifully written poetry While reading, you really connect with the characters My favorite poems had to be Moon Love.


    3. A beautifully written debut poetry collection, Bitter Mellon connects the reader in the beginning to the African coastal village where the poet Elvis Alves parents were from, where he was born and spent a portion of his childhood before immigrating to the US, living in Harlem or surrounding areas near NYC The poems capture the mix and spirit of storytelling, that make this a treasure Many thanks and appreciation for the e ARC in exchange for this review.The themes of the poems celebrate the wond [...]


    4. I received this book from First reads in exchange for an honest review I love poetry, it it amazing and the author Elvis Alves has a talent for writing This is a collection of poems, and the writing style had me mesmerized My favorite poem would be about the actual Bitter Melon I would really recommend it


    5. I feel like I need to ruminate on these poems further before I write my full review There are things I need to ponder, and poems I need to revisit before I can write a review to do this book any sort of justice, but that s really the nature of poetry when it s not silly rhymes like those written by Shel Silverstein at least A full, in depth review will be posted in a few days.


    6. I want to send my thanks to Elvis Alves and First Reads Giveaway for the copy of Bitter Melon that I won in the Giveaway.Bitter Melon is a book of poetry full of passion The poems are about the feelings, experiences and passions of the author They are written in free form and most of them have a message for the reader.


    7. I can typically not get myself to be hooked on any type of poetry although I found myself so lost in Bitter Melon His descriptions of personal experiences and outlooks could be repeatable to any age My favorites were Soul City , Pruitt Igoe , and American Apocalypse.I will definitely be rereading


    8. I won this anthology through First ReadsIt s very difficult to describe how I feel about this poetry collection, I just don t have the same talent with words as Elvis Alves but here is to trying The poems were beautifully written and thoughtfully placed throughout the book I definitely look forward to reading of Alves s work.


    9. I loved it I instantly got connected with the poems the characters Such good work Everything was beautifully written and i m looking foward to reading stuff about this author.


    10. I received a free copy of this book via giveaways in exchange for an honest review I love poetry, but I m also very picky about it Alves is a poetic visionary This collection of poems, you can tell, speaks directly from his soul It s an amazing compilation and won t disappoint.



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