#BookReview Poetic Rituals @RituBhathal #Poetry #TuesdayBookBlog

Lucy Mitchell

This book of modern day poems did something miraculous: it made me start reading poetry.

It is safe to say that up until this point I was a poetry virgin. Can you believe this? At forty-five years young I had not properly experienced poetry.

Everyone around me was raving about the delights of poetry, how it could take me to new heights of creative pleasure and how useful it would be for my writing. Even though I was curious, I was also a little bit scared to pop my poetry cherry.

Poetry felt like the next level up for me. I didn’t feel like I could fully appreciate it and so it was something which I actively avoided. Until I read Ritu’s collection of poems, that is.

Turning points in one’s reading life, like this, need to be recorded and this is why I am putting Rita Bhathal’s Poetic…

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