I Danced with Sorrow
I Danced with Sorrow is a collection of short verse poetry detailing the journey of one girl as she struggles to come to terms with what she has endured. It is split into five sections. Each is centred on a different aspect of her life, tackling various topics such as heartbreak, abuse, and finding liberation through creativity. Some of the main themes included are, love, life, death, hope, loss, and the rebuilding of self. I Danced with Sorrow encourages the reader to explore the darker aspects of life, and reminds them that even after the chaos, there is still light.

I Danced with Sorrow Details

TitleI Danced with Sorrow
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 18th, 2016
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GenrePoetry

I Danced with Sorrow Review

  • Andrea Leigh
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed reading this anthology of poetry - I love poetry and used to write poetry often, but I found that I struggled with it a little too much. Due to this, I live vicariously through those who publish these books.That being said, I came across a few mistakes grammar-wise and spelling mistakes, but when you self-publish, this is bound to happen. I don’t believe it really took away from the purpose of the anthology, but it was obvious enough for me to notice and stumble when I came to p I really enjoyed reading this anthology of poetry - I love poetry and used to write poetry often, but I found that I struggled with it a little too much. Due to this, I live vicariously through those who publish these books.That being said, I came across a few mistakes grammar-wise and spelling mistakes, but when you self-publish, this is bound to happen. I don’t believe it really took away from the purpose of the anthology, but it was obvious enough for me to notice and stumble when I came to parts that may have needed a bit more revision. Overall, though, I loved every bit of it. The raw emotion in the poems can be felt, and it kept my attention throughout. If I were to compare it to anything, I would say it reminds me of the formatting of Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, but somewhat along the lines of The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace content-wise/subject matter wise.
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  • Angharad (Two Book Thieves)
    January 1, 1970
    *I was sent a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*It goes without saying that I'm not the BIGGEST fan of poetry, neither have I explored the world of it very much. My favourite poetry collection is Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur and Salt by Nayyirah Waheed and I Danced with Sorrow is very reminiscent of these two books. I Danced With Sorrow is a collection of short verse poetry split into five sections that explore heartbreak, abuse and finally, liberation. I have to say that *I was sent a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*It goes without saying that I'm not the BIGGEST fan of poetry, neither have I explored the world of it very much. My favourite poetry collection is Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur and Salt by Nayyirah Waheed and I Danced with Sorrow is very reminiscent of these two books. I Danced With Sorrow is a collection of short verse poetry split into five sections that explore heartbreak, abuse and finally, liberation. I have to say that the poems steadily got better as the book went on and I managed to connect to them steadily. Some were short and to the point and others flowed lyrically and they all came together, almost like a tale. I'd definitely recommend this collection of poetry either if you are new to the genre or a frequent reader. It is clear that Alicia put her heart and soul into this book and I'm honoured to have read it.
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  • Samthefangirl
    January 1, 1970
    “I danced with sorrows.Then, when it was time, I grabbed sorrows by the hand And lured it into the ink of my pen.”I danced with Sorrow is the most breathtaking poetry collection I have ever read. Although this collection is so personal to the author, still I found ways to relate and connect to each poem. I found the messages behind the collection as a whole was utterly inspiring to me as a young aspiring author and as a young woman going through life and all the insecurities that come with it. I “I danced with sorrows.Then, when it was time, I grabbed sorrows by the hand And lured it into the ink of my pen.”I danced with Sorrow is the most breathtaking poetry collection I have ever read. Although this collection is so personal to the author, still I found ways to relate and connect to each poem. I found the messages behind the collection as a whole was utterly inspiring to me as a young aspiring author and as a young woman going through life and all the insecurities that come with it. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves poetry with a deeper meaning in relation to personal experiences.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    First of all, the COVER is absolutely one of the best ones I've ever seen. It's not as minimalist as I'm used to with this style of book, but its gorgeous and I love it so much.I remember going into this without any expectations and was blown away anyway. I posted a lot of my favorite pages on Snapchat (which was so much that I stopped because I didn't want to spam), so you get the idea. The poems are raw, hard hitting, eloquent, and portray things I can't even put into words nearly as well as s First of all, the COVER is absolutely one of the best ones I've ever seen. It's not as minimalist as I'm used to with this style of book, but its gorgeous and I love it so much.I remember going into this without any expectations and was blown away anyway. I posted a lot of my favorite pages on Snapchat (which was so much that I stopped because I didn't want to spam), so you get the idea. The poems are raw, hard hitting, eloquent, and portray things I can't even put into words nearly as well as she did.A lot of my friends even told me they were loving the poems, using words like "lit", "beautiful", "woke", "amazing", and more. I loved being able to share this with them, and I know I've convinced at least one person.
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  • Melissa Jennings
    January 1, 1970
    An incredibly varied collection that does not let you go until the end. Wright’s writing style is immersive and fantastical, you are truly in another world. Her descriptions are visceral. All of your senses are engaged. Full review to come.
  • Lovisa
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely poetry collection
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