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My Dear Melancholia by Jackie Bluu

By Pamelascott

This small book is comprised of fifteen sensational poems and vivid illustrations that tickle your most sombre thoughts and awaken your deepest emotions. My Dear Melancholia focuses on the long-term healing process of mental illness, while also fighting to figure out one's identity and personality without it.


[Am I playing a victim? / Or have I been the villain all along? VICTIM OR VILLAIN]


(Bluu Books, 20 May 2020, 15 pages, #ARC from the poet)



I'd never heard of the poet before but I liked the premise of this poetry collection and I'm a sucker for discovering new poets. I can just can't enough. I love stumbling across a new poet. I really enjoyed the poets in this little pamphlet. They touch on things I've experienced in my own life such as mental illness, identity and sense of self. Each poem spoke to me. There are also some really good, colourful illustrations throughout that added to my enjoyment of the collection as a whole. My only gripe is that My Dear Melancholia is so short. I could have happily read many more poems.

Dear Melancholia Jackie Bluu

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