Review of Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer
I received an ARC copy on netgalley of this poetry collection, in exchange for my honest review.
“To sing of love is almost always to sing of war.”
I’ve followed Trista’s journey as a poet for a very long time. All the way back before her collection Honey Bee, when she was still only on Tumblr.
From there her poetry has grown, while never losing touch with who she is. And always having a consistent voice.
Now typically with poetry collections, I tend to skip a poem here and there. As they just don’t click with me. However with Trista’s poetry, I can find something to connect with in each poem. Whether it’s the whole poem, or simply just a phrase.
Her writing always manages to spark emotion. I will be giving this collection a 4.5 star.
“She says, “I thought you weren’t looking for love.”
I say, “That doesn’t mean I’m not hoping it will find me.”