Poetry Review: Love & Other Things – Michael Tavon

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Let me start out by saying that I received a copy of Love & Other Things in exchange for my honest review. To see my poetry rating scale click here.

Love & Other Things Michael Tavon

I started Love & Other Things by Michael Tavon, with graphics by Woe’s 89 late one night. The first few poems had me interested, but many of the others did not.

This poetry collection delves into love, loss, life, death, race, drugs, and prostitution. I recommend that it be read by a mature reader, as these topics are graphic and there is a lot of cursing.

I in no way endorse what the author wrote, I am just providing my opinion on the overall collection.

My Thoughts:

Style – The author uses a variation of poem styles. Some are written as a poem, while others are written in music lyrics. It is interesting to read and splits up the varying topics the author tackles. The main problem I have with the style is the errors. There are so many spelling errors that it is hard to understand some of the poems. It deters from the overall poem.

Relatability – I related to a few of the poems. However, there wasn’t much in terms of reliability for me.

Emotions – The author puts a lot of emotion into his writing, and it can be seen throughout the work. Even poems that I did not relate to, had me feeling varying emotions. Whether it was loving or sadness

top poems from Love & Other Things - Michael Tavon

Overall, Love & Other Things fell flat for me. I wish I could say that I enjoyed reading this collection, but I would be lying. There are too many spelling errors. If it wasn’t for that, the poems may have connected with me more. The author has a knack for writing, but without editing, it came across sloppy and thrown together. Love & Other Things gets . . .

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Thank you again, Michael Tavon for providing me a copy of your work!

What do you think about this collection? Have you read it? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo Jenn boundtowriting

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Poetry Review: Love & Other Things – Michael Tavon

    1. Milk and Honey is a great poetry collection. I really enjoyed the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace and Uncaged Wallflower by Jennae Cecelia (all have been reviewed on my here!)

  1. I feel the same way, it would be hard to be able to enjoy a poetry book with so many errors… been wanting to find some good ones to pick up as I haven’t read many this year, don’t want to read one that will leave a bad taste.

    1. I cringed a lot! I agree that poetry isnt for everyone but finding the poetry that speaks to you can make the difference!

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