Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars and 2018 Readers' Favorite Award-winner
Poetically Unapologetic by Sophia King is a gorgeous collection of poems that are intimate, unveiling the hidden climates of the author’s life and exploring powerful themes that are intrinsically connected to our humanity. The voice is refreshing and compelling, and readers can feel the spiritual current that runs through each poem. The first poem already lets readers in on what they will be found in this collection: “My poetry is like a box of chocolates; / you never know which flavor you ’re/going to get!” The title of the book is justified by the fact that the author looks at her life and embraces the seasons of her journey towards growth and enlightenment in a way that is limpid and enticing, and readers will find themselves in most of the lines in these pages.
“Beautifully Flawed” is one of my best poems in the collection, elegantly crafted and pointing to the fact that we are precious, in spite of our brokenness, and that life still flows through the pores of our broken selves. The poems compel readers to look at crude human reality with honesty and courage. The language is rhythmic and it has a spell of its own, featuring powerful symbolic images that will speak to the hearts of readers. Poetically Unapologetic is a collection of poems from the heart and some of these poems are personal stories, insights, and observations that capture the essence of life in a way that is unique and interesting. There is gem for everyone in this collection and something that will remind every reader of the light that shines within them in the stark moments of life.