The Age of Instagram Poems // the sun and her flowers, Love Her Wild, The Universe of Us review

If you’ve been on Tumblr or Instagram lately, you will notice the rise of a new art: the short and sweet poems. This is a reborn for poems, because once they were linked to complex words and over-exaggeration and now, well, they are simple, sweet, short and efficient.  Some understand the power of words and master it beautifully.

So, I’m here to share with you my top favourite poetry collections this Fall ! ❤ 

3RD PLACE

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 The Universe of Us by Lang Leav. I loved her Love and Misadventures and I feel like with this one, she was more connected to her storytelling roots. The poems are longer, there are more stories and I love how honest she is. She knows that after several books, it :universeofusodetowriters

This poem describes my overall feeling for the book too, it was alright but not as good. This is only because I compare her own work to this book, but compared to other poetry books nowadays this one still remains in my top 😀

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2ND PLACE

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the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur. I’ve been dying to review this book since I’ve read it and now finally I can do it: IT WAS AMAZING people. In this volume, she tackles abuse, toxic relationship but also mentions her origins, and struggles with immigrations. The last theme I can personally relate to it since I struggled with having a french accent in a perfect bilingual city and almost everyone can recognize it and tease you about it haha. I’ve been witnessing my parent’s immigrations obstacles from Vietnam to France to Canada (yup we had quite a journey haha) Nonetheless, this volume holds dear to me because it allows me to reconnect with my roots and be proud of who I am, be caring, thinking about my parents’ sacrifices. She also talks about women body, equality, and what she learned from all of her bad experience.

Other book from the author: Milk & Honey Review here 

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1ST PLACE

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My favourite poetry novel of all time !! It wins me over with the delicate, simple and sweet words and stunning photography. It’s something that  makes it even more special than the other poetry books. The Photography. The Layering. The Design. Everything in this book screams FEEELS. It was made for me to feel something and I appreciate the time and efforts people put into this. It succeeded, the experience was so worth it. I invite you all to go to the library, ask for this book, dive in and see for yourself. 

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While some master this Instagram poem age some other well they try to imitate the trend and failed to deliver. Let me know if you want a Top Least Favourite Poetry Novels post in the future LOL Trang rant time ! Who missed that 😉 . ?

Special thanks to Simon& Schuster Canada for giving a copy of these books in exchange for a review! 

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16 thoughts on “The Age of Instagram Poems // the sun and her flowers, Love Her Wild, The Universe of Us review

  1. SteveG says:

    Very intrigued by the Top Least favourite list, please do one. Honestly, I don’t consider these as real poems… especially rupi kaur is way too overrated (what’s the deal with writing everything in lower csse too?) people think they can just make poems out of a lot of blank space…

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      Thank you for reading the post! You can personally not consider them as poems and it’s fine. It still doesn’t change the fact that they serve a purpose: they sparkled emotions in me and that’s the real power of words.

      As for rupi kaur, she is an amazing writer and she manages to deliver a clear and vibrant message about abuse and immigration that no other author (to my knowledge) could do in a few words. While I understand you may feel that way but for me she did an amazing job. And for lowercase, you can read this FAQ as she explained why she chose to do that here : https://rupikaur.com/faq/

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  2. Holly says:

    I recently finished reading The Sun and Her Flowers as well and I LOVED it ❤ I've never heard of Love Her Wild, but if you enjoyed it more than Rupi Kaur's collection then it must be excellent!

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  3. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Oh I’ve seen plenty of the Instagram poems around (mostly on Pinterest which is the only social media site other than Goodreads and WordPress I have and use regularly) and I really love them. I have some of Rupi Kaur’s books on my to-read list, and given you’ve descried it as your favourite poetry novel of all time I’ll have to add Love Her Wild onto my TBR list as well. 🙂
    Great reviews Trang! 😀

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      Omg you have a Pinterest too ? :O What;s your account? *smirkk* Rupi Kaurs books are soo good, and they completely blow my mind every single time. Ofc, like any poem collection, there are some that just feel meeh but a lot of them are amazing hahah 😉

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      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        I don’t really use Pinterest as much, and surprisingly not for anything book related either, but my account is;
        pinterest.co.uk/readingeverynight/
        At least I think that will link you to my account, who knows? 😀
        I need to read a Rupi Kaur book soon then! 🙂

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  4. Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    Great post and perfect timing as my interest in poetry has been rekindled of late. I have been picking up a few titles on Kindle when on sale. I just grabbed Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur and Uncaged Wallflower by Jennae Cecelia 🙂 Looking forward to both!

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