NetGalley Review: Congotronic by Shane Book

University Of Iowa Press Published Sept. 1, 2014 80 Pages

University Of Iowa Press
Published Sept. 1, 2014
80 Pages

 

This book is a collections of poetry.

It has been a while since I’ve read poetry. So I was excited to get back to my old camping grounds. But reading this I was just completely confused at what the author was trying to say.

Now I know in poetry if you don’t understand it once, you read it again to gain that understanding. But sadly, this poetry went over my head.

I didn’t feel any emotions when reading; that may be because of my lack of understanding but I also think it wasn’t enough color words for a picture to be painted. There was no emphasis, nothing creating the bright picture. This is not to say that there wasn’t a picture but it was pretty dim.

Overall, I didn’t enjoy this book nor did I think it was very creative. A spark was missing especially if it is being compared to Hip-Hop.

1 Pickle

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