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By Pamelascott

Taking National Poetry Month's poem-a-day challenge one step further, for her fourth collection, Trista Mateer has not only compiled a chapbook of her 2016 '30 for 30' poems, but she has also chosen to include nearly everything else written in the month of April. This comes in the form of handwritten notes and poetry fragments, iPhone note poetry, tweets, Craigslist ads, and more. This mix of poetry and prose spans a single month and covers topics such as heartbreak, gender, sexuality, and forgiveness.


[Sugar, you never sleep anymore - POEM IN WHICH THE MOON BREAKS UP WITH ME]


(Independently Published, 18 February 2017, 63 pages, ebook, Kindle Owner's Lending Library, borrowed from @AmazonKindle)



This is my first time reading the poet. I loved [redacted] so it won't be my last. The poems n this collection are a fantastic example of contemporary poetry and how relevant it can be to the world we live in. Mateer boats that she's made a brand out of honest confessions and [redacted] certainly implies this. The poems focus on love, the break up's and heartaches and a little dose of healing. The subject matter is easily relatable and totally relevant. One of the most enjoyable things about the collection is the fact the poems are written in a range of styles and vary in length so you never quite know what you'll find when you turn the page. My favourite poems were Poem in Which the Moon breaks up with Me, Cold Spot and Low-Key Tender Poet on the Importance of Recognising Soulmates in the Context of Platonic Relationships or Charlotte.

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