I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to reviewer Karla Kay for reviewing my collection of poetry, "Damaged"!
Karla is an amazing and insightful reviewer and I always enjoy reading her literary assessments. Having Karla read and review my book of poetry is a high honor and I greatly appreciate it!
Here is Karla Kay's review of "Damaged": ______________
Damaged by Jimmy Broccoli Independently Published 11/23/21 Death, Grief & Loss Poetry (Books) American Poetry (Books) Paperback Pgs. 99
"It's hard to be a friend to someone who's depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do." -Stephen Fry
At times writing a review is not a simple task. Especially when a book is so heartrendingly beautiful in all its glorious and raw nature.
Damaged is a book of narrative poetic storytelling that bleeds with emotion from the deepest depths of the heart and soul. It is an experience of ones human existence; the experiences of life, love and loss.
The journey in the darkness connects to the four elements of life; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. We walk it, we breathe it, we burn, and we drink it in as the pages are turned. It is a journey of the beautifully broken, rich with meaningful prose, and uplifting in the overcoming.
Dark, gritty, and powerful! Truly captivating it has nestled into my heart and soul!
I am Damaged.
Grief... "It doesn't get better," I said. "The pain. The wounds scab over and you don't always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you'll never be the same."-Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits