About the book:
Feasting on Sky is a collection of poems that explores the complexity of mental health with a delicate balance of humor and heart. In his second full-length collection of poetry, Eric Morago shows the reader ghosts of all shapes and sizes, but in doing so, offers hope to the haunted by giving a clear flight plan for healing.
Release Date: 21st October, 2016
What I think?
That is the word that comes to mind when you read this book, and yet it’s a word that grossly understates the capacity of it.
Eric Morago has captured every moment with such a delicate carelessness, that as a reader you have no choice but to sit still, and let his words plough into you- unrelentingly, and so powerfully that I was left short of breath after each piece.
This has to be one of my most favorite poetry books I’ve read in a long while. Nothing remotely cliched in this. Each poem feels like a build-up, like he’s stalking brick after brick and pulling you up with him on his skyscraper, and then pushing you off in the end, but you’re not falling alone. Oh no! You have his words with you, and it feels just enough to make you forget everything around you, until you reach the ground again, and realize that nothing is the same. Your body hurts from trying to hold your heart in, which has long since turned into a battered piece of rag.
Need I say anything else? Just take a gun and blow my head, because I’m sure that would leave less of an impact on me than this book did. I had to keep putting it down because reading it in a go hurt.
You need to check it out because really, it hardly gets any better than this.
“Really let loose. The moon gets it.
She has been there.
She knows what it’s like to have rocky lovers
crash into her like fists and leave behind
nothing but holes the size of regret.”
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author:
Eric Morago is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominated poet who believes performance carries as much importance on the page, as it does off. Currently he hosts a monthly reading series, teaches writing workshops, and serves as an associate editor for the online literary journal,FreezeRay Poetry. Eric is the author of What We Ache For (Moon Tide Press) and has an MFA in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach. He lives with his wife and three dogs in Los Angeles, California.
In his words—
“If people want to stay up-to-date on what I’m doing in the poetry world, they can like my Facebook author page . You can also follow me on Instagram where I usually post pictures of my dogs, Legos, and sometimes my writing life.”