Sunday, November 4, 2018

Invitation to Poetry by Mihai Brinas – Book Review

Book: Invitation to Poetry
Author: Mihai Brinas
No. of pages: 65

Invitation to Poetry by Mihai Brinas is a collection of poems on various topics, from love to longing, to fantasy, to books, to some pieces whose main theme I couldn't pinpoint.

The collection opens with a 'sweet poem' though the ending drags me out of the mood.

"Let There Be Rain" and "Time in Unequal Installemnt Payments" are one of my favourite pieces in the collection. I'm including "Let There Be Rain" in full below.

Overall, I think an Invitation to Poetry is an introduction to the poet's work but I also think it needs some work. Some pieces had unnecessary repetition, some read more like prose rather than poetry.

But having taken a second look at some of the pieces while writing this review, I feel it has potential. Some poems are deep, others light. It is a collection of diverse poems.

Recommended pieces in an Invitation to Poetry include: "The Guard", "Hidden Truths", "Searching for the Light", "Knowledge of Returning", "The Sadness of Books", "The First Contact", "Jealousy", and "Dream Come True"

Overall rating for Invitation to Poetry: 3 stars

Note: I received a free e-copy of Invitation to Poetry from its author Mihai Brinas in exchange for an honest review.

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