Title: Bright Minds Empty Souls
Author: Jennae Cecilia
Bright Minds Empty Souls is a collection of 200+ poems written by Jennae Cecelia. It is for the hopeless romantics, and the people who believe they can make the bad times into great ones. It’s a book made with love about falling in love. Bright Minds Empty Souls is meant to be read when you are happy or sad. It’s for the people who need someone to relate to their pain. It’s inspiration for you to write down your own thoughts and feelings. It’s a book you can read late at night when you are ending a crappy day, or early in the morning when you know a good day is ahead. Bring it to book clubs, share it with your friends, highlight your favorite poems within it, and use it as inspiration to not only follow your dreams but make them reality. This book is for the dreamers.
Jennae Cecilia’s poems are fairly basic. I didn’t find them to contain a high level of artistry, which is something that I do look for in poetry. Bright Minds Empty Souls ended up being more a collection of thoughts and quotes than a collection of poetry, and while some of the poems were interesting, I didn’t find many of them to be memorable. One example of a poem that I felt was just more of a statement is as follows:
I wanted to be a badass because you said
you liked a badass.
The writing comes off a bit flat, and some of the poems seem to be superficial and don’t dig down deeper enough, which is what poetry needs to do.
That being said, Cecilia’s thoughts and ideas are promising, and if she were to study poetry and technique a bit more I believe that she could be widely successful. Her thoughts just need to be expanded on and evolved a bit more in order to be groundbreaking and artistic.
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