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Book Review – Before The Words Run Out

The wonderful writer of ‘Femme’ has offered her take on ‘Before The Words Run Out’. I’m ridiculously grateful to her for such a lovely review and would highly recommend that everyone and anyone pops over to check out her site!

Strange Writer

Before The Words Run Out

by Carol J. Forrester

Poetry is unattainable abstract art for me; something that I personally struggle to create. There are poems I read and can identify with immediately, there are those I struggle to comprehend and then others that make me ponder for an extended period of time. The latter are the best. They’re the ones that keep on giving.

Carol’s collection in Before The Words Run Out is a generous one. The pages are full of her words and weighty ideology. It took me quite some time to get through this book because there were some poems that required me to sit back and think.

I have favourites of course – within a collection there are almost always favourites. I liked the poignant ‘Smile’ where the message is clear and the imagery stark and vivid. I loved ‘Persephone’ – a beautiful retelling of a…

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

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