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Death of a Good Girl

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Loved it! 😍

Jacquot’s words allow you to embrace becoming lost in somebody else’s loves and losses for a little while.

Jacquot’s Death of a Good Girl is unlike any poetry collection I have read. The pieces span across several pages and many read like song lyrics - discarded thoughts which hold within them a power only those words in that order can manifest.


In the author’s note, Jacquot explains how releasing this collection was a way to collect a time in her life and let it go, and it certainly read this way. It feels like the ‘good girl’ sheds her skin, former beliefs and former fears; whether that be in saying goodbye to someone she loved, healing from hurt inflicted by others or taking the frightening step forward into a new world (of her own creation, this time). 


Jacquot’s words allow you to embrace becoming lost in somebody else’s loves and losses for a little while - an experience all poetry should provide, in my humble opinion - and on finishing you seem to have learnt a little more about yourself whilst feeling a little bit lighter.

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I am a writer, editor and English teacher based in the UK. I have self-published two poetry collections (Between the Trees and Flowers on the Wall). I enjoy reviewing poetry, short stories, literary fiction and historical fiction as well as working as a freelance editor and proofreader.

A Note from the Author

About the author

Michelle Marie Jacquot is a poet, writer, and performer from Los Angeles. Her debut poetry collection DEATH OF A GOOD GIRL was published in the fall of 2019, becoming a Barnes & Noble bestseller in its genre. Her new chapbook DETERIORATE, on questioning the digital age, is out at bookstores now. view profile

Published on August 01, 2019

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Genre: Poetry

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