It's This


Author:Laura Foley

  • Publisher: Fernwood Press
  • Publication Date: May 18, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 102
  • ISBN-10: 1594981035
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594981036
  • ASIN: 1594981035

Laura Foley's poetry collection It's This is a luminous exploration of the intricate tapestry of life, love, loss, and the profound transformation within relationships and ourselves. Through spare yet melodic language, Foley delves into the depths of human experience, finding solace and joy amidst the complexities of existence. At the heart of this collection is a contemplation of presence and acceptance as the speaker captures the ebb and flow of life's seasons and landscapes. Foley's keen eye examines fleeting moments with grace, whether it's the skeleton of a deer on the roadside or the delicate dance of bees in a hive. Each poem serves as a poignant reminder of the impermanence of life and the importance of embracing each precious moment.

One of the collection's strengths lies in Foley's ability to weave together seemingly disparate elements—nature, human love, and spiritual connections—into a seamless canvas of poetic expression. Through gentle observation and introspection, she invites readers to reflect on their experiences and find beauty in the ordinary. Throughout It's This, Foley asks profound questions about identity and faith, often through the lens of personal relationships. Whether it's the speaker's evolving relationship with her wife or her journey from atheism to religious belief. What sets Foley's poetry apart is her remarkable ability to find light amidst the darkness, to uncover moments of transcendence in the mundane. Each poem is imbued with a sense of wonder and reverence for the world around us, reminding readers to cherish the present moment and all its inherent beauty. It is filled with symbolism, strong imagery, and captivating rhythms that reflect the seasons of the poet’s soul. These poems have the energy to open readers' hearts and pull them deeper into themselves. 

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: March 16, 2024

Category: Poetry