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#review #5stars Where I Ache, by Megan O’Keeffe – Didi Oviatt

I can seriously say, “move aside Rupi, because Megan O’Keeffe is here to give you a run for your money.”

With intricate lines, and intimate detail, Megan leads us through an emotional roller coaster of a journey filled with love, self-doubt, desperation, the grief of losing a loved one, and self-reconciliation. The words are written with the sort of emotion that bleeds through and is felt on a real and relatable place of solace.

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Poetry Review: Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe — Northern Plunder

Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe Genre: Nonfiction | Poetry Length: 157 pages Published on 10th June 2019 by Author Purchase*: Amazon *these are affiliate links Megan O’Keeffe: Website | Twitter | Goodreads Received for free from the author in exchange for an honest review Synopsis: Where I Ache is broken up into six chapters […]

I really liked that it opened with an author’s note, addressing that the content may be triggering and seeking help is always an option. You do not have to fight your battles alone.

I felt heard and seen.

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“Where I Ache” Megan O’Keeffe (self-published) – poetry review — Emma Lee’s Blog

“Where I Ache” has an author’s introductory note, “This collection is published to help those that relate to these poems feel less alone. To know that others have gone through similar experiences and that they too, will overcome their dark days. Some of the inspiration comes from personal experience, world news, film and book characters […]

 

This review is a great analysis of some of my poems! Read the full review via “Where I Ache” Megan O’Keeffe (self-published) – poetry review — Emma Lee’s Blog

Where I Ache out now!

We’re finally here launching Where I Ache today!!!

You can purchase your copy on Amazon here

Reviews:

 

“I enjoyed the writing style, the way the book was broken up, and the overall message of you aren’t alone. I would recommend this book, even if you aren’t that into poetry, there’s always a place to start.” – full review

 

“Each poem in this bold collection spoke to me. Like most poems, I is used so it can be hard to know whether the poem is describing real events. I felt like the poet was speaking directly to me, pressing my buttons.” – full review

 

“I think the underlying theme to all of it was strength and survival through it all. I definitely had some favorites when it came to this collection including “Lost at Sea,” “Fragile” and “To My Knees” among others. The illustrations by Kevin Furey also add a great contribution to the work, at some times very poignant. ” – full review

 

“The poems are honest, straightforward and empathetic. Her use of unusual and very descriptive metaphors sets the book apart from others dealing with similar subjects. The book is beautifully simple and simply beautiful, not meant just for those hurting, but for everyone who would perhaps gain a better understanding of another’s unsaid aches.” – full review

 

Blog Book Tour:

 

What piece of your own work are you most proud of?

I really do love my piece, ‘War Cry.’ It’s in the form of a pantoum, which is hard to explain, and makes more sense when you see an example, but it repeats two lines from each previous stanza so you have to take the readers on a journey with not much material to do so. I think the creativity needed for the form could go unnoticed if you haven’t tried it before. I also love the world news topic I wrote on for that piece.

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Fiona: How did you come up with the title of your new book?

MO: The book Where I Ache focuses on depression, self esteem, grief, and self love and there’s a lot of mental and physical pain here. The chapters refer to different parts of the body (head, heart, spine) focusing on different parts of where the speaker is aching.

-Full interview

 

 

 

Review: Where I Ache — Syl Reads

“If I could just slow down I might see that I’ve already got all that I need and that’s Me”

I know you try to fade into the background.

Try to keep the sea of people around you

From detecting any ripples in the water

I know you don’t like hearing

how special you are to me.

But you are so special.

You put so much good light

into the world around you.

There is no one else like you

and I am so lucky to have you in my life.

 

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POETRY REVIEW: Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe — Manic Sylph Writes… Poetry & Thoughts by Mona Soorma

Title: Where I Ache Author: Megan O’Keeffe Buy the book here Follow Megan O’Keeffe on Goodreads Follow Megan O’Keeffe on Twitter Follow Megan O’Keeffe on Instagram Visit Her Website […]

“The book is beautifully simple and simply beautiful, not meant just for those hurting, but for everyone who would perhaps gain a better understanding of another’s unsaid aches.”

Read the full review here via POETRY REVIEW: Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe — Manic Sylph Writes… Poetry & Thoughts by Mona Soorma

Poetry Book Review > ‘Where I Ache’ by Megan O’Keeffe —

Where I Ache by Megan O’Keefe Page Number 154 Genre Poetry Summary Where I Ache is broken up into six chapters ranging from themes such as depression, jealousy, death, and strength. These are delicate subjects to talk about and most people avoid them because of the uncomfortable vulnerability. I’ve always written and shared my poetry with […]

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Book Quibbles: Where I Ache – Poetry Collection — Quibbles and Scribbles

I’m always up to reading a new poetry collection.

OVERALL

The main theme of the book is helping others feel less alone by tackling different topics we can relate to. Even if you can’t relate to everything, there are still powerful statements that will resonate with you.

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Where I Ache by @DDateable — The Book Lover’s Boudoir

Where I Ache is broken up into six chapters ranging from themes such as depression, jealousy, death, and strength. These are delicate subjects to talk about and most people avoid them because of the uncomfortable vulnerability. I’ve always written and shared my poetry with the hope that readers would relate and feel less alone. I […]

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Cracked Open by Megan O’Keeffe: Review by Juliette Sebock

I received a copy of Megan O’Keeffe’s Cracked Open for review purposes. As always, this review reflects only my honest thoughts on the book.

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by Megan O’Keeffe

Publication Date: April 16th 2018

Paperback; 110 Pages

Genre: Poetry

 

Cracked Open is a down to earth and vulnerable journey following the human heart as it searches for love. This collection cracks the reader’s chest wide open and nourishes the heart it touches. Rising author Megan O’Keeffe offers a raw and open narrative to pull you into every poem and emotion. Divided into five chapters, this debut book also features twenty never before seen poems as well as fresh illustrations to create a complete experience for its audience.

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My Review

When I first received my copy of Cracked Open, I was immediately struck by the beauty of the cover–the image here really doesn’t do it full justice! I’ve tried to explain the impact this had on my reading of the poems within but, so far, I’ve failed: It’s as though the earth has cracked open beneath you like the speaker’s heart and you’re wallowing in an ocean beneath. It’s reminiscent of water, space, and emotion simultaneously. It’s haunting and beautiful and sets the tone perfectly for this collection.

 

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