TBR Reviewer: Christine
Poetry is very hard to get right and even then, it’s subjective.
This poetry book is not ground breaking. It has some decent poems. Those are mixed with poems that sound forced in the rhyming area. Several of them are choppy. None of them have stayed with me as I finished reading The Wicked Come. There are none that I would memorize because I love it so, like William Ernest Henry poetry.
The reason I believe this didn’t work, is this poetry is nothing new. It rather sounded like an angry teenager. Love and heartbreak, even violence has been written into poetry for so very long. The Wicked Come does not take the subject to the next step. Would I recommend this? Probably not. Would I read more from this poet? Not likely.