“Falling Slowly, gathered poems “published by Book Hub Publishing is a first collection of poems by Amantine Brodeur.
The collection looks at the complex relationship we have with loss and grief. Drawing on her own experience, as well as commenting on the broader, social aspects of loss in times of war, exile, or immigration, the poems weave a personal narrative that speaks to a very common, yet not open subject of discussion.
Read more about how the book came about and the major themes and ideas the collection explores in the Behind The Scenes with … hosted by Marcelle Newbold.
“FALLING SLOWLY is a beautiful, extraordinary lyrical work.”
Robert Frede Kenter. Editor In Chief, ICE FLOE PRESS
“I am halfway through FALLING SLOWLY, and it’s a beautiful book, full of slant surprises and startling moments, as well as reflective moments.”
Sarah-Jane Crowson. Poet, Educator. Post-Grad Researcher at BCU
FALLING SLOWLY is, in Amandine Brodeur’s own words, inspired by what it means to be a woman, the ‘feminine gaze’, love, loss, preachy and trauma. … There are some poems stare stark-eyed, towards political instances … and even war itself – unflinching. There’s a bravery to this, as the poet invites us to bear witness to the aftermath of atrocity … we also have love. The language is lush: ” Come to me in shades / of black and white /so I might fragrance/ your heart / in colour.”
Mab Jones. Columnist BUZZMAG