The Valley that Calls
By Deniz Besim
Published on Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed by Amy Owings
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Valley that Calls is a collection of one hundred and twenty poems divided into sestinas, villanelles, pantoums and sonnets. The poetry uncovers extraordinary themes including through an exploration of nature and a narration of personal tales. Not only are the stories told guaranteed to captivate readers but you are sure to be stunned by the grace of the valley and the beauty of the poetry narrated. Each and every tale told is remarkable and designed to be cherished.
3 out of 5 stars
"The Valley that Calls" explores a variety of topics, and I enjoyed that the author touched upon subjects like environmentalism. I was also impressed by her ability to work in challenging forms like pantoums and villanelles. That being said, I sometimes found the poems a bit bland, especially in terms of diction. The words didn't fit as tightly together as other poetry I've read, and I sometimes found the writing cliché. However, this was a light, enjoyable read overall.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deniz Besim is a thirty-two year old lady who lives in London and used to teach creative writing to adults. She enjoys reading fiction and sometimes enters short-story competitions. She self-published two poetry books in 2014 (http://poetry-heaven.my-free.website). She enjoys walking, swimming and playing tennis in her spare time and sometimes attends readings.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.