Truth be told, and to paraphrase William Faulkner, all writers are failed poets. They aim to create the kind of beauty to be found in a poem.
This short book is an example of what a few neatly placed words can done, what can be achieved within the confines of letters and punctuation marks.
To use only words to create beauty, to evoke certain feelings, to make you feel something, that’s the closest thing to magic we still have.
Of course, this is the work of a young poet, which means that it is both ambitious and not without fault. Maybe those faults derive from ambition: there’s clumsiness in some parts, some metaphors seems forced or artificial or not at all that inspired.
Regardless, most of the poems are really good, some even better.
Overall, a pleasant and fast reading experience.
You can find Little Girl Blues: Existence of an Image both as paperback and kindle edition here.