It's a Lonely Love | Review

Title: It’s a Lonely Love
Author: Hunter Summerall
Pages: 128 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: ★★★


In his poetry collection, It’s a Lonely Love, writer Hunter Summerall honestly reflects on the feelings of heartbreak and isolation before, during, and after a doomed relationship.

Cataloguing the rise and fall of an ill-fated relationship, It’s a Lonely Love explores the vulnerability one must feel before moving on from a lost love. Styled as entries from a journal, Hunter Summerall’s poetry takes the personal and constructs a universal story about unrequited love and anguish. 


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be my casket

wrap your arms around me
as i still

It’s a Lonely Love is a poetry collection about heartbreak and doomed relationships. It’s a Lonely Love is Hunter Summerall’s debut novel.

there are so many hearts
that might say or do
what i refuse.

and they must be so alive

It’s a Lonely Love was a beautiful poetry collection with some beautiful and relatable poems, but overall it didn’t really speak to me as some other poetry collections I’ve read. Like I read in another review, this is ‘teenage poetry’, short poems about love and heartbreak. There’s nothing wrong with teenage poetry, but it isn’t as deep as the poetry I like to read.

and then you were mine.

i had always been yours, but somehow
you then became mine and
i finally had the only Ours that i needed

My favourite poems:
  • Every Way
  • Want to See?
  • A Heart Somewhere
  • Perilous
  • Where the Whispers Are
  • Only Ours
  • Always in My Head
  • My Time
  • Casket
  • Nothing Was You
  • Constellating
  • Maybe even Too Much
  • Trainwreck
  • Pot of Gold
  • Still Here
  • Our Stars
  • Want Me
  • Our Matters Start Mattering
  • Feeling Like You
  • So Cold
  • Butterfly Blood
  • Shivering Sheets
  • In the End
  • Flatline
  • Carcinogens 
  • Laugh with Me
  • IDK
  • Not You