Top critical review
Pretty, but not as good as it could have been
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2018
Thank you to by Amanda Lovelace; Nikita Gill; Iain S. Thomas; Cyrus Parker; Sara Bond; Yena Sharma Purmasir; Trista Mateer; Canisia Lubrin; R. H. Swaney; Pierre Alex Jeanty, Central Avenue Publishing, and NetGalley for allowing me the extreme pleasure of access to an advanced reader copy of “Disconnected: Poems & Stories of Connection and Otherwise” for an honest review.
I could not help jumping at the chance to read an anthology that included long-time favorite Amanda Lovelace, and new-favorite Nikita Gil, as well as several new poets and authors writing under this auspicious theme of connection/disconnection.
I felt the organization of this book could have been a little better curated, because, though I loved most of the piece in here, I felt the flow of the topics and pieces was not as seamless or smooth as they could have (should have?) been. I very much loved the poetry more than narrative/prose writing.
All in all it was better than it wasn’t.