Knock

Knock

In this fiercely musical, highly anticipated debut release from Half Mystic Press, Melissa Atkinson Mercer interrogates the width, weight, and wholeness of depression, calling out to a self reflected back as monster, as myth, as song and water and tongue. Knock asks us to consider the complications of gender and voice: who gets to speak, who gets listened to, whose stories In this fiercely musical, highly anticipated debut release from Half Mystic Press, Melissa Atkinson Mercer interrogates t...

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Title:Knock
Author:Melissa Atkinson Mercer
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Knock
ISBN13
9781948552004
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:70 pages pages

Knock Reviews

  • Lisa
    Feb 19, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Crystal
    Jun 05, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Danielle Hammelef
    Feb 28, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Barton Smock
    May 23, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

  • Tarryn
    Jan 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Margaryta
    Feb 01, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

  • Amber (YA Indulgences)
    Feb 27, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

  • Jessie McMains
    Feb 03, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • X.
    Mar 22, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Eric
    May 03, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Emma
    Jan 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Pendra Nachteule
    Mar 07, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Awakeanddreaming
    Mar 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Vicki
    Feb 26, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • USOM
    Feb 14, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

  • Jenna Allen
    Jan 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Sarah
    Apr 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Chiara
    Jan 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Michelle
    Jan 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • chloe ♡
    May 05, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

  • Rachana Hegde
    Jan 20, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Kaa
    Jan 15, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • christina
    Jan 14, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Topaz Winters
    Dec 31, 2017

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Caitlin Conlon
    Oct 06, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

  • Kaitlyn
    Feb 16, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Veronica
    Apr 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Alwina
    Mar 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Kwan Ann
    Jan 01, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Kelley Cantrell
    Mar 14, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Stephanie Tom
    Jan 13, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Catherine
    Jan 17, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Kanika
    Jan 30, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

  • Beverley
    Feb 17, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

  • Danae
    Jan 16, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Irena Ivanova
    Apr 01, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Melissa Jennings
    Apr 02, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Kristin
    Feb 15, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Christian Sammartino
    Mar 12, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Samantha Silver
    May 25, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Yousra Ajttar
    Apr 01, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Rona
    Jan 01, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • Menna✨
    Mar 31, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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  • ThePhoenix93
    Apr 01, 2018

    I won this book in a giveaway. This does not affect my opinion in any way, and all words below are my honest thoughts on this book. The cover is so freaking gorgeous. I went into this book not knowing what to expect - I've read a lot of "tumblr poetry", but the poems in this book...

    Let me first put a disclaimer here to say I received an e-copy of this book via the publisher for a blog tour and it affects my opinion in no way. I am happy to review Knock for my first poetry book review. When I began Knock, I wasn?t sure what to expect. For such a small book, i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the tour company. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This collection is rich with imagery and phrases that are borderline eerie. But they have this mysterious quality about it, like a wise sage, where the wisdom...

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher as part of a blog tour. This does not affect my review in any way. Review originally published on L'Éphémère Review: http://www.ephemerereview.com/blog/20... It is difficult sitting down with Melissa Atkinson M...

    ** this review first appeared in Alternating Current's review column The Coil ** Press close, little criminal, & mark this: you have no claim to the womb, to the born body. All I have is what I stole. (?too swift,? p. 9) Words can be simultaneously soft and biting, as ...

    As if named by, or for, a shape, Melissa Atkinson Mercer?s Knock extracts myth from the clinically elusive and gives oath an otherness that is unanswerable and local. Ritual is not routine, here, and voice not theft. With creatures unperceived by human brevity, Mercer not only honors...

    Going into Knock, I had little idea of what to expect and so I went in completely fresh and let myself be swept along by the words on the page. Soon, I was whisked into a world that hinted of something magical and otherworldly, yet was rooted in plumbing the depths of the human mind wi...

    An absolutely stunning work. Knock is myth and nature and music intertwined into something so beautiful that it lingers with you long after reading. "Our souls paused like kites in the salt-grass & I'm sorry but what you said about me was always about you." I mean come ON. ...

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