Synopsis:Delight in the nectar of the gods. Feed your mind with Ambrosia
Whispers to the gods are like honey from a poet's lips. When several poets raise their voices together, it's a sacred feast of memories and dreams. Poetry is divine food for the soul, full of emotional and celestial feeling. Join us in our longing, our pain and passion, heartache, logic and insanity, fear, faith, confusion, hope, unity, solitude, daily life, political strife, and more.
From the creative minds of Eric Keizer, A.L. Mabry, Sam DeLoach, Alyssa Trivett, Mello Sakia, Stacy Overby, Phillip Matthew Roberts, Veronica Falletta and Stephanie Ayers.
My Take: Ok, full disclosure before I even start. I am heavily involved in this project and have been assisting with compiling the works and setting up the tour and arranging things with the charity with A.L. Mabry. (I didn't write any of the poetry, though, so I feel comfortable in doing an honest review.)
The poetry in this anthology is an eclectic mix from
9 very distinctive poets. There is a bit of love, a bit of pain, and a lot of tears. Oh, wait, that was my reaction reading it!
But seriously, it was such an emotional roller coaster! Eric Keizer's real, yet esoteric, poems dug into my soul. Alyssa Trivett brought to life the mundane world through a poet's eyes. A.L. Mabry haunted my inner Angell with Broken Angel. Mello Sakia broke my heart with the loneliness echoed in those words. Phillip Mathew Roberts shocks with his raw words demonstrating the darker side of life and the struggle of the LGBTQ community. Sam DeLoach perfects the art of brevity while painting pictures so clear in my mind punching right to the pain. Stacy Overby really struck me with her deep and moving collection ranging from beautiful to haunting (Inner Demons and Exorcism, oh my gosh!) Stephanie Ayers captured me with I am Woman, and delighted me with Adran's song and the mimicry of Jabberwocky. Veronica Falletta crushed me with The Falling (a memory of The Twin Towers) and His Smile Does Not Help.
After reading through this collection in a day, the emotional roller coaster was BRUTAL (I highly do not recommend doing this!) I can completely understand why these amazing people chose to donate all of the royalties from this work to AFSP. They all have such deep raw feelings and so eloquently bring them out in the reader.
If you love raw, deep, emotional poetry, then you definitely want to grab the pre-order copy of Ambrosia today, share some amazing poets and support a great cause! Then read S-L-O-W-L-Y. Savor the emotions, but don't let them overwhelm you.
Don't forget to join the tour. There are some amazing stops planned including poet interviews, more reviews, a Poetry Panel, a Facebook Party and more. Check it out!