Author: Lang Leav
Original Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Original Price: $19.99 (hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256
Starkiller Rating: ★★★★★
Quick Synopsis: Lang Leav selected her favorite pieces from her two previous collections Love & Misadventure and Lullabies and interwove them with new pieces of work to form Memories.
I had read Love & Misadventure many a moons ago as my first dip into the unguided world of poetry and instantly fell in love with her writing style. Since Lang Leav chose pieces from her previous collections, I definitely recognized the poems from her first collection.
The design of this book is so absolutely adorable as well. It is her first hardcover, I believe, and has a built in ribbon bookmark which just truly adds to the cuteness of presentation. Among the first few pages is an introduction from Lang Leav which states that the book is presented in this way to allow for the original owner to gift it along with their memories. The book itself is a type of keepsake, which again, is the absolute cutest.
Leav’s work is so memorable in a simplistic way. I know that sounds kind of bad but it’s not meant to sound that way but it’s so true. Her work is so whimsically short and to the point, but this really allows for the true message to hit you instantly, and where it hurts, might I add. Her work is so truly poignant in such an intensely lovely way. It’s easy to just delve deep into her work and just scarf down each delightful image like a spoon full of ice cream in just one short sitting.
If you’ve ever wanted to start dabbling into the world of poetry, I would start with Lang Leav, especially Memories because each piece spoke miles to my heart.