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Unleashed Speaks on To Travel Without a Map

totravelwithoutamapTo Travel Without a Map
K.A. Brace

Genre: Poetry

Greetings everyone!  The Review Board here to share our thoughts on To Travel Without a Map by K.A. Brace.  Without further delay, the Unleashed One:

Unleashed Speaks

Although I read all types of genres, poetry is my favorite one to read.  It was one of the first ones I was exposed to when I was young, and as an author, I’ve written poetry since I was eleven years old.  Therefore, when I talk about To Travel Without a Map, it comes from the perspective not only as a person who writes in this genre but a reader who adores this genre.

To Travel without a Map represents a throwback to style and structure in the way of stanza formation, rhythm, and cadence.  Each poem in this collection has a consistent thrum designed to generate enlightenment and understanding involving elements of the human condition.  The author has quite the vocabulary that is welcoming without being show-offish.

If I were to pick out a favorite poem, I would not be able to answer.  The majority of them have a beauty that lingers long after I’ve moved on to the next page.  At times, I felt as if this author talked about bits and pieces in my life in a technique nothing short of gripping eloquence.

Visual presentation had nary a flaw, if one at all.  The ambiance of this work echoed having intimate conversations about life, love, and everything in between—humanity overall.

No, the cover doesn’t have a lot of pop, yet it is in symmetry with the tone of the collection as a whole.

Unleashed (and TRB Verdict)

10stars10 out of 10 TRB Stars

With many eclectic forms that poetry has taken, it is nice to have a work which still adopts the mannerisms of old.  Although I was given this in exchange for an honest review, this will be added as a permanent staple to my library.

For those who are fans of the traditional mechanisms of poetry with a conversational like component, To Travel Without a Map is for you.

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About nolabels

I have an appreciation for the unique, love for all types of art, and fierce attractions to brilliant intellectuals (from book smarts to street smarts). Lover of humanity but feel humans have lost their way, just trying to stay true to myself as conformity threatens to take me away. Simply one head, many crowns: Author. Reviewer. Columnist.

6 comments on “Unleashed Speaks on To Travel Without a Map

  1. K. A. Bryce
    October 15, 2014

    Reblogged this on K. A. Bryce and commented:
    Not to be so ego centered as one might thing, but I think this review of my6 first book is right on the money. Though I must ask the question does being a throw back to a former time make the poetry any less tangible in today’s world?

  2. K. A. Bryce
    October 15, 2014

    Thank you so much for and honest review of my book. You mentioned my poetry was a throw back to a later generation–to which I can only answer that if contemporary poetry does not do the things my type of poetry does about expressing the aspects of the human condition then what does contemporary poetry off in its stead. Change is not always progress. Poetry is the art of the sublime, it is the language that is meant to reach out nd hold someone’s attention and let them see, yes, someone understands. Thank you again. >KB

  3. januarygerry
    October 15, 2014

    I am so happy to see this spot-on review of To Travel Without a Map, so long in coming. Hopefully, we will now see more exceptional work from this very gifted, insightful and rare poetic artist. My bookshelf awaits new volumes and literary experiences as seen through the mind , heart and eyes of K.A.Brace.

  4. quirkywritingcorner
    October 19, 2014

    Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    I think this is an excellent review. Calling it a “throwback” is merely noting style and not a bad comment at all. Noting about the cover refers more to the writer’s taste and not his writing. The cover can make or break a book. My cover was excellent and got people to pick up the book; it was the print size that killed it.

  5. seeker
    October 30, 2014

    Having read it, somehow I’m stuck with the last line “traditional mechanism of poetry”. I don’t quite understand what it means. Look at it you have 10 stars out of 10. In the end, I’m excited that it was reviewed.

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