Poetry

Expulsion

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A graphic and emotionally charged collection of poetry centralising around heartbreak and toxic love

Synopsis

Expulsion is the debut, short poetry collection of Emily Perkovich. The central theme is letting go and all of the ways that we work through tragedy and loss. The work focuses on sitting with those feelings of anger and grief that often come with trauma. Her words help teach us to acknowledge the ache and work towards healing, all with the awareness that healing may never fully come.

To say the authors poetry is raw doesn’t quite capture the intense quality of the verse in this book. The poems centralise around a topic of heartbreak and a very fervent love. I found the topics of quite a few of the poems to take on the more destructive, violent aspects that comes with toxic love. All of which I found really representative of real life emotions, which were well captures in the authors wording of phrases. I did have a few favourites which I highlighted, one of which is 

“Darling, I hope that you know that the captain goes down with the ship, and you’re the only one in charge of this sinking vessel I call a body.”


I think the book takes you on a very graphic, emotionally charged journey, for me at least, it did. I would say it’s a good read and especially if you’re familiar with the above topics, I’ve always found reading books like this helps manage past experiences that are along the same lines. 

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Synopsis

Expulsion is the debut, short poetry collection of Emily Perkovich. The central theme is letting go and all of the ways that we work through tragedy and loss. The work focuses on sitting with those feelings of anger and grief that often come with trauma. Her words help teach us to acknowledge the ache and work towards healing, all with the awareness that healing may never fully come.

Premonitions

I thought we’d start a storm between our fingers. You laced yours with mine, and I could feel your heat crash into my palm. And I could feel the cold air building in yours that had radiated from mine. And in those few seconds I swore I saw lightning in your eyes. And now I know it was just a reflection. It was my eyes that I saw and not yours. It was just the light you lit inside of me showing me the moment you’d snuff it back out. And if only I hadn’t been so focused on the heat I might have seen the impending cold.

About the author

Emily Perkovich is from the Chicago-land area. She is an Art Evaluator for Persephone's Daughters. Her work strives to erase the stigma surrounding trauma victims and their responses. She is previously published with Wide Eyes Publishing, Witches N Pink, Prometheus Dreaming, and Awakened Voices. view profile

Published on March 31, 2020

2000 words

Contains explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Poetry

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