Things We Don’t Discuss ~ my review

Hi All!

I recently shared with you that Maciej at No Kind of Magic had released a collection of poetry.  I have had his book in my possession for some time now and have had time to read, re-read and immerse myself in his words. 

I posted a brief review on Amazon and wish to share it here as well. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, provocative and penetrating poetry

55 poems that act as a dark, fun-house mirror reflecting back versions of your own pain as well as universal truths.

If you are looking for pretty, flowery poems of nature and romance–trust me, this will not be your cup of tea. BUT, there is truth here and there is beauty in that. Some may find the poems within a bit jarring and indeed this collection requires a steady eye. I found myself reading and rereading lines to gain an even deeper understanding, at times nodding in agreement and other times weeping.

This poet has skillfully flayed his own hide, leaving his insides exposed and vulnerable. I’m left wanting to cradle his trampled, yet still beating, heart gently in my hands.


 If you haven’t yet you can purchase his book at the links below:

midcoverClick image to buy on Lulu


or if you prefer Amazon just click the image below:




Filed under Blogging Community, Books, People/Causes I believe In, Poetry, Review

9 responses to “Things We Don’t Discuss ~ my review

  1. I am most curious. Can I buy it on Kindle?

    • nokindofmagic

      I hope Melanie won’t mind me answering here. Unfortunately at the moment there is no Kindle version of the book, as the author is a hopeless traditionalist and minimalist. With the emphasis on ‘at the moment’. Thank you for your interest, though 🙂

  2. nokindofmagic

    I cannot thank you enough, Melanie, for your support and encouraging words. I’m really, really moved and, well, you made my day. And tomorrow… And the day after tomorrow.

    • You are most welcome. Thank you for writing such a fabulous collection. I still haven’t parted with it (shelved it)…your book is right beside me on the end table so I can reach it quickly 🙂

  3. laurie27wsmith

    Good review Melanie.

  4. Great review…sounds very interesting for sure.

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