Book Review: ‘Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home’ by Dane Cobain @danecobain

Hello again, all 🙂

I am happy to be reviewing another great read by Dane Cobain today!

I did not see this book coming. After reading ‘Former.ly‘ by Dane Cobain, I was thrilled to have the chance to review several of his books. After all, he is an incredibly talented author and I admire his works very much! I was not expecting poetry. I do like poetry, but I am not a person who has poetry collections in my library…for the most part. That being said, had I realized that there was more poetry like this in the world, I probably would have a shelf entirely devoted to it. One grows tired of the love poems and the loss poems. But being gifted with something…entirely different; makes it all worthwhile!

I really loved the fact that his poetry reflects our modern day lives. Our trials and tribulations, the feelings which are provoked when looking at photographs and our spontaneous distaste for money and politics. There are love poems also, but written in away that makes the reader feel like we’re having a laugh with an old college pal. I love the grit in his poetry.

I did some looking into things, and it seems that the poetry in this book was actually written to be performed live. Going back to look at it after discovering this; I can picture the poems being read outloud at a show, reading or coffee joint.

A few of my faves:

  • Groupthink
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors
  • Who?
  • Shit at XBox
  • Increase the Suicide Rate by a Fraction of a Percent by Cutting Funding to the Arts

If you would like to see more about this book or some of the other great titles by this author, please click here to visit the Dane Cobain official website.

I remain, and forever will be – a Dane Cobain fan. He captures our chaos perfectly.

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this e-book in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. I like it, and will continue to look for the next books from this author 🙂

Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Walt Whitman, Selected Poems

I was really excited to find this book! Walt Whitman is hailed as an American superhero of nineteenth century poetry & essays. His book, Leaves of Grass, left a lasting impression on students worldwide…especially this one.

What can I say about this book? If you like poetry, symbolism, American history….you’ll love this book. Much of the writing reflects a different era. Not only historically, but politically as well. Having grown up in an age where the United States of America was a newly formed government, his poetry reflects those times.

It is obvious to any reader of Whitman that he is in love with language itself. Words are not merely a tool used to express ones thoughts, but a much deeper love affair with the rhythmic, spasmodic capitulations of speech and the layers upon layers of meanings lying within.

Love it! Recommend it! Enjoy it!

If you would like to join the Recycled Book Reading Challenge, you can find the few guidelines for the challenge by clicking here. Anyone who would like to join this challenge, please link your post to my latest challenge post and I will link to you in the upcoming challenge post on the 1st of the next month. The more, the merrier!

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

Many congratulations Jacqueline for your new publication!

 

I would love to give a shoutout and a ton of congratulations to fellow blogger, total sweetie, and extremely had worker – Jacqueline Oby-ikocha for publishing her first book!

This book, ‘Out of the Silent Breath’ is a collection of poems. I’m sure its a gorgeous read and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Please visit A cooking pot and twisted tales to check out all Jacqueline has to offer, and also where this gorgeous new book can be found!

*Disclaimer: OMG, I reposted this and we realized that on twitter and elsewhere, it looked like I had basically stolen her post and that it was me who’d published. Jacqueline, I’m very sorry, I was just trying to get the word out…I’m so happy for you!