When We Were Young is a small selection of poems from over the past sixteen years and I'm very pleased to share it with you!
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Amazon Review [read this review on Amazon]
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'Raw and Emotive'
'When We Were Young' is a collection of poems that are moments captured seemingly on the back of napkins and crumpled lined paper, penned as a writer's desperate attempt to merely maintain her sanity. Alanna Rusnak writes passionately from all of her personalities: the longing introspect in 'Dear Flower Child', the aching concubine teeming with desire in 'Please Go Away', the bare-all spirit in 'Show Me Your Weakness'. As diverse as each moment is, there is something in their liberty that unites them much like the knotted red ribbon illustrated on the cover. Many poems seem ambiguous initially, but with deeper examinations the clouds lift and Rusnak's fervency is undeniable. 'When We Were Young', aptly dedicated 'for the dreamers', shows us that the English language can be moulded, shaped, worked and reworked to become true art, remembering that art doesn't always have to make sense to its observer to capture an unapologetic snapshot of the artist. Rusnak shows great promise in her self-published debut and is sure to have readers soaked in her work long after their youth.
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