Creative Book Reviews, Courtesy of Robin

Wow. I mean, really. Imagine opening up two blog posts on your smartphone – not one but TWO – and finding out they feature your latest book. Yes, wow.

Book review for Versions of the Self

Robin of witlessdatingafterfifty shows us her copy of the book. Photo © Robin 2017.

Thank you to Robin of the witlessdatingafterfifty blog for highlighting Versions of the Self so creatively in her posts this week. The reviews mean a lot to me, along with the 4/4 star rating, and the original photography. Robin is so creative in how she organizes her book reviews, and I recommend following her blog!

Thank you as well to everyone who has commented on Robin’s posts about my book! The outpouring of positive responses floors me. If you missed the posts, they are:

Fall Book Review: A poem from, “Versions of the Self”

Fall Book Review: “Versions of the Self,” by Christy Birmingham

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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A Book Trailer for Versions of the Self Releases!

When I opened up my messages today and saw one from my online friend Abid A. Sayyed saying that he had created a video for my second poetry book Versions of the Self, I was overjoyed. I immediately clicked on it and let’s just say it’s been a reason to smile again and again! Thank you again, Abid, for this generous gift.

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Review: Versions of The Self

Today I received a wonderful review of Versions of the Self from Freya Pickard. My day is all the brighter for it! Thank you Freya and all who support my books, blogs, and dreams. ♥ Christy

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I bought this collection because I’ve been following Christy’s blogs for a while and I enjoy her writing. I chose Versions of the Self because it is her most recent publication and I loved the splashes of colour on the front cover!
What struck me about these poems was the personal nature and themes they explore. This is a poet being honest and unpretentious. The poems are collected into themes which explore the different aspects of Christy. This is not a collection to breeze through. This collection is one to re-read again and again. On each re-read I am finding new things, discovering different viewpoints.
My three favourite poems are:
Never Now: A positive look back at a failure in life; You are caged into / A piece of the last chapter / And my words fill / The present page.
See My Sense of Self: An intriguing exploration…

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