- Publisher: Fulton Books (November 11, 2021)
- Language: English
- Page count: 100 pages
- ISBN-10: 163710376X
- ISBN-13: 978-1637103760
- Genre: Inspirational & Religious Poetry
The BookViral Review:
In a beautiful marrying of poetry and art, Lori Schneider has created a magnificently gentle and calming journal of hope, with poetry expanding and blossoming from its inception during the COVID pandemic, along with engaging images which complement each piece perfectly.
Thematically arranged and united in form, Schneider’s poetry flows beautifully, her style and tone demonstrating both readability and connectivity with her audience as the reader becomes engrossed in each lyrical story and its emotion as she plays with words, form and structure, rendering her poetry sustaining and satisfying.
Divided into the topics of ‘Pandemic’, ‘Injustice’, ‘Courage’, ‘Love and ‘Hope’ Schneider does each one justice in an explorative journey into each. The variety ensures there is something to read for each mood and meditation.
With her genuine and exceptional insight, Schneider has compiled an authentic journal of life; from personal sentiments to massive societal issues-she boldly tackles widely emotive subjects such as ‘back-lives matter’ and 9/11, but also brings her reader deeply into the innermost feelings of her subjects-be that a mother, father, or a soldier torn from his wartime canine companion. The social commentary offered is bold and strong yet not presented in a challenging manner; this sensitivity allows the reader to feel comfortable in exploring difficult concepts whilst maintaining their own views and principles.
The formatting of this lovely compilation is faultless; with inspirational quotes introducing each thoughtful poem, Schneider creates a riot of joy and each page is graced with colour, drawing the eye to the exquisite impressionist painting of Mark Salevitz.
To say this is a coffee table book seems insulting, yet it is so delightful that it needs to be on show-a comforting book to always keep near to meander through in moments of contemplation or despair.