The Heart Is Improvisational | Review

Title: The Heart is Improvisational: An Anthology in Poetic Form
Author: Carol Lipszyc (Editor)
Pages: 130 pages

Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Guernica Editions
Release date: 1st September 2017


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The Heart is Improvisational is a poetry collection about the heart. Some poems are about the scientific side of the heart and others are less scientific and more about the heart and its capability to love. The Heart is Improvisational had a great beginning in the introduction:

"Is it any wonder we place on the heart, an organ so elemental and life-sustaining, the weight and accountability we do?"

This collection is already the second poetry collection that I read in August. I don't know why, but I think poetry is so interesting and a special way to turn your feelings and thoughts into words.

The Heart is Improvisational had some poems that I didn't fully understand. Some of them were about science and some of them were about weird things that I didn't find that interesting/relevant. But overall I really liked the poetry collection!

Favourite poems of the collection:
  • Heart by Kenneth Sherman
  • Donor by Tamar Yoseloff
  • An Unabridged History of the Heart by Eva Tihanyi
  • Love by Faith Shearin
  • Nirvana by John Barton
  • Let Your Heart by Eva Tihanyi
  • My Heart by Ernö Szép (translated by Eva M. Thury)