I’m not sure I’m the right person to review Tomorrow’s Woman, or any book of poetry. My experience with poetry is pretty limited to teenage angst. But I’m all for reading outside one’s comfort zone, and I figure I better practice what I preach.
One of the things I love about poetry is that it questions what our language can do. Greta Bellamacina certainly does that, if possibly a bit much for me to grasp. There are phrases, though, that got me in the feels.
In general, this collection did inspire a lot of feelings, which is my understanding of what poetry is meant to do. Entire poems went completely over my head, but some of them really spoke to me.
As a mother, I loved that this collection was so clearly about modern womanhood. Again, I haven’t read a ton, but what I have always seemed to be either written by men, or just poems about relationships. This work is clearly about being a woman and all that means.
I definitely recommend this for the feminist poetry fan, but maybe not for someone just trying to get into poetry. Unless you enjoy feeling like you’re a bit of a dunce. If so, have at it.
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