Book Reviews

Fractured Heart by Aimee Lewis

Genre Lesbian / Mixed Time Periods/Genres / Poetry
Reviewed by Summer on 05-November-2012

Book Blurb

An honest and frank insight into the mind of a bipolar sufferer, this is a compilation of poems and stories spanning nine years. sometimes dark, sometimes haunting, this book will stay with you long after you've put it down.


Book Review

One doesn’t have to read a multitude of poems by Aimee Lewis to see a correlation between her and the late Anne Sexton. As Anne constructed poems regarding fairy tales as well as deeply disturbing, if not, morbid poems about death, Aimee has done this as well in her book Fractured Heart.  

Poems entitled Frogs and Frog Soup seem to reference “The Frog Prince” fairy tale except seeming to show the progression a relationship from beginning to end. The Box shows a darker side that Lewis weaves evenly throughout the collection where she illustrates her being trapped and wanting to be free.

Although I prepared to be haunted by the poems of a young woman with bipolar disorder, I found myself overwhelmingly drawn to them for she has done what Anne Sexton could not, survive her own emotional demons. I look forward to reading future works by Aimee Lewis.




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Additional Information

Format paperback
Length Collection/of poems, 120 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-February-2012
Price £6.29 paperback
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