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Netgalley Review: Planting Gardens in Graves


From the beloved author of Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel comes the first volume in an all new series.

r.h. Sin returns with a force in Planting Gardens in Graves: a powerful collection of poetry that hones in on the themes dearest to his readers. This original volume celebrates connection, mourns heartbreak, and above all, empowers its readers to seek the love they deserve.

Book Review: R.H. Sin (Whiskey Words and a Shovel Vol. I, II, III, Resting in the Mourning, A Beautiful Composition of Broken)

I received an e-arc of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 Stars

I feel similarly to this book as I do his others books – kind of kitschy, tumblr/instagram-esque poems. I like this volume better than some of his other books but not as much as the Whiskey Words volumes.

I still prefer the shorter poems to the longer poems, but they start to feel repetitive, all his books/poems are about love, heartbreak, male-feminism, slut-shaming etc. and he skits too far over the line into preachy and annoying more than I’d really like. The second person that pops up in some poems makes it feel like he’s telling a woman how to act/feel in some cases – which is like, the opposite of the message he’s saying which is ironic. His poems are kind of like horoscopes – general enough that most people can relate if they want to. The poems about family life, single mothers, miscarriages etc. were probably the best of them. The titular poem at the end is one of the best of his poem period.

Still enjoyable if you like these sorts of poetry books, definitely if you like RH Sin, and pretty well written.


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