A Night Without Armor by Jewel Kilcher

Copyright 1999
Checked out 5 times in 2 years
Last checked out 1 year ago

Singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher has talent in the realm of poetry as she does in other areas. There are some intriguing poems here. However, many of them are not especially skilled and many of them are rather artless (poetically artless) statements about relationships. Though the book’s poetic value is questionable, I appreciate what she was trying to do with it, which was to use her celebrity to encourage others to read poetry and to provide young women with the example of her own experiences and feelings as a young woman herself. This book may achieve the first goal only marginally but I suspect it does a much better job of accomplishing the second goal. It is worth keeping on the shelf for that second success. Keep it until it goes ten years without circulation and then let it go.


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