Love Her Wildby Atticus Poetry Published 11 Jul 2017
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The first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus.
Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. He was dubbed the “#1 poet to follow” by Teen Vogue and “the world’s most tattoo-able” poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer’s night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure.
"Love Her Wild" Reviews
I really enjoyed this! I loved MOST of the poems and I also loved the photography!
I tabbed so many quotes and thought that it was a wonderful collection that I would for sure recommend to others. You guys know that I read a lot of mental health novels and poetry. So if I see something I have to call it out, even though it seemed small this quote bothered me:
“Brushing a girl’s hair behind her ear once a day will solve more problems than all those
therapists and drugs.”
It's probably not meant to be taken to seriously but I just could not ignore it... It is important for everyone to know that if you are struggling from a mental illness, that a significant other will NOT solve ALL your problems. It just irked me how this short poem turns down therapy and drugs which is an important part in recover for people who suffer. You can't just stop going to treatment because you have a significant other, like no!
That one poem is why I can't give this collection a full five stars which may seem silly but I would not be who I am if I didn't mention something like that. For the record though,the collection than says things like:
“Don't ask her to be a rock
for you to lean upon
instead, build her wings
and point her to the sky
and she will teach you both to fly.”
through her life
upon her back.”
“There is nothing
prettier in the
whole wide world
than a girl
with every breath she takes.”
Which all completely contradict the poem that I had an issue with. For the majority this book is filled with beautiful poems and art. It does show female empowerment as times which I always love to see. My little rant makes me sound like I hated this but I really didn't. Aside from my issue with that one poem, this could have been a five star read for me. Nonetheless, I would still highly recommend this as a beautiful poetry collection.
2 what-in-the-Hoobastank-did-I-just-read stars.
I understand the commotion surrounding Atticus, I really do. He's young, drives the ladies/fellas crazy, wears a mask (oh, so mysterious), and to top it all off, he was praised by a Victoria Secret model. I'd say he has collectively created a unique brand for himself. That being said, to give this anything more than 2.5 stars would be misleading because the above-mentioned has nothing to do with the actual quality of his poems.
The vocabulary used throughout this collection is simple. Nothing wrong with that. But if you're going to go the simple route and use short stanzas, then you better make sure those two-liners are somewhat impressionable. Unfortunately, these poems did nothing to stimulate my brain, in fact, majority of them made me gag.
However, I will admit that the cover and corresponding imagery in this book is very aesthetically pleasing. But WHY are these poems so overhyped? I once wrote a poem about sausages and potatoes at the tender age of 13 that was more emotionally provoking than some of these poems. (sorry if that made you salivate)
All in all, I understand that poetry is subjective, so take my review as a grain of salt if you will; but I am quite surprised by the amount of 5-star reviews on here because none of these poems are revolutionary by any means.
Here is an example of a poem that I liked:
“I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love, and a little drunk.”
Not bad, right? Sadly, I only liked two other poems.
Here is an example of a poem that made me gag:
"She was just another broken doll dreaming of a boy with glue.”
*barfs* Grab a bucket because this book is gunna make you cringe like you've never cringed before.
If you enjoy Atticus' style of poetry, that's great, but I think I will stick with my Edgar Allan Poe, William Ernest Henley etc.
P.S. If you agree with my review, then please, say a silent prayer to the Poet Lord asking him to prevent possible collaborations between Atticus and Rupi Kaur. JESUS, that would send me over the edge!
I would not recommend this book, but be careful if you agree with me. I published a negative review on Amazon under my real name, and the author or one of his fans searched for my name in order to harass me on my personal account (ironically calling me a troll for having a negative opinion while using my real name, while they created fake Facebook accounts). Luckily they caused no lasting damage, but be aware that negative reviews of this book may be retaliated against.
As for the book, I was surprised that I didn't enjoy it. I am an avid poetry fan, both of more classical poetry and of modern poets who tweak the genre. The reviews on this book were so overwhelmingly positive, I felt confident purchasing it. Perhaps I should have done more research and found the author's Instagram before purchasing, and you would do well to do so, it is very illustrative of the type of writing you will find in this compilation.
Personally, I will say that I don't think the author's ideas are new and I don't think he is exploring them with language that is particularly revolutionary. To me, a poet must do one of these two, and preferably the latter. Poetry is about language. You can't just add line breaks to any thought that pops out of your head and call it a poem. I didn't feel that anything about his language was purposeful or complex, and therefore his poetry fell quite flat. Here are a couple examples of the words in this book. These were some of the first I flipped randomly to-- I didn't scour to find the worst of the worst, rather these are representative of the writing you will find in the whole:
"I LIVE/MY LIFE/SO/HAPPILY/IN/CRAZY/WITH/HER."
"I feel/like girls/who drink/whiskey/tell/good/stories."
Etc. Ad nauseum.
Further, even the quotes contained within the positive reviews make me cringe. I agree with another reviewer, that while sometimes poetry is criticized for being too obscure, this book swings entirely to the other end of the pendulum. However, if there is something that speaks to you about these pithy aphorisms, by all means purchase and enjoy this book. Or, instead, buy any anthology of short poems which contains a multiple authors. I promise, they will contain many more complex ideas and wonderfully complicated language than this book.
I normally do not leave harsh reviews, however the reviews on this book being so overwhelmingly positive was part of the reason I purchased this book, and I wanted to provide a different perspective. I am concerned that part of the reason the reviews are as overwhelmingly positive as they are is because the author or his fans retaliate against negative reviews. I am hoping this is not the case, and I am the first and last person this has happened to, but it does bear wondering.
What the hell did I just read, and who picked this rotten piece of tripe up and put it on the best seller wall? How in the hell did this dude get a book contract? I mean, other than the slow downward spiral of modern book publishing always looking for a viral hit...
Love Her Wild, is "Instagram poetry" which means it is short and insipid (the short part being the only good thing about this book). Admittedly, Instagram poetry doesn't have to be bad. I should be less caustic about the idea as a whole, but Atticus' verbiage is just a bunch of crappy Facebook memes wrapped up in an a beautiful package. That just makes the book's existence more offensive as better books deserve the production treatment that this one got. There is nothing new in this volume. It's all about love and life and being free, things people have written about since time immemorial with much more beautiful language and much deeper insights. This is poetry that makes you feel good because it says nothing. It's pablum. It's the Doritos of the poetry world. It's the stuff your relatives used to send in email forwards with midi files attached. It's barely fucking poetry. Buy a Hallmark card and you can get the same placid, meaningless nonsense. Poetry has developed a bad reputation for being indecipherable, but Love Her Wild swings in the opposite direction. Some of the shorter pieces have probably starred on fortune cookie papers.
If you are interested in poetry, go into your local bookstore, close your eyes, pick literally ANYTHING off the shelf, and you'll be rewarded with something better. Find poetry that ignites something deeper than a sense of YOLO.
The poems in this collection are generic and unoriginal. It definitely lacks the substance. I enjoy reading modern poetry as long as it gives me the feels. Unfortunately, this one was a let down except for the photographs which I find stunning.
This book is lovely! I went in with moderate expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The pictures in between and accompanying the poetry added a little extra magic to it. I'm already looking forward to rereading it on another quiet day.