Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2010 Green Books Campaign-Because All Is Not Lost: Verse on Grief

So first of all, go check out ecolibris.net because they support a super awesome cause.  I'm a total treehugger and often feel guilty about the number of books I own.  Those were once trees.  Beautiful, big, old-growth trees.  This campaign is a way to educate book readers on the eco-friendly book options out there.  They feature books printed with recyclable and renewable resources.

The book I requested and read was a book of poetry by Sweta Srivastava Vikram, titled Because All is not lost: Verse on grief.

Because all is not lost: Verse on grief (World Voices)

This collection of poems is short, only about 25 pages long, but it is also very powerful.  Anyone who has ever experienced the loss of a loved one needs to read this.  I lost my dad two years ago, and reading these poems, it was like Vikram's feelings were my own.  I connected with every one of them and reread them each many times over.  I am a huge poetry fan, but haven't read any since my Poetry 101 class last semester, which was pretty much the "class from Hell".  (Or so I thought until an awful class this semester)  Reading the beautiful poems in this collection was so refreshing after not reading poetry for so long (and reading poetry I absolutely detested in my poetry class..).  Vikram's prose are gorgeous and flow effortlessly.  I know this is a short and sweet review, but it's hard to write a lot about a short little poetry collection that makes a hell of an impact. 

Just take my word for it and read it!  There weren't any poems I didn't like.  I loved them all, and I definitely want to read more by Sweta Srivastava Vikram.

For more info on the Green Books Campaign, go here.  For more info on Sweta Srivastava Vikram, go here.

6 comments:

  1. There is nothing like poetry. I say, Let's get rid of all the textbooks in the world and replace them with poetry. And then let's see what happens!

    My Green review is here:
    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/11/green-books-campaign-stuff-reduce-reuse.html

    I hope you will stop by.

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  2. I love poetry too (as you may be able to guess from my name!)

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  3. How fantastic! I had no idea there was a Green Books Campaign! Thanks for posting about it.

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  4. stopping by from another stop on the tour....I reviewed this poetry chapbook in August: http://savvyverseandwit.com/2010/08/because-all-is-not-lost-by-sweta-srivastava-vikram.html

    I really loved it and the connection you could make so easily with her verse. She does have another book out, if you are interested, "Kaliedoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors"

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