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Burning the Bacon: Poetry, L. Austen Johnson

Contemporary Poetry, Literature & Fiction

In Burning the Bacon, L. Austen Johnson navigates through deeply personal terrain, laying waste to it and watching its flowers regrow in the four sections of the collection: “Gravity,” “In Memoriam,” “Entropy,” and “Parthenogenesis.” She explores topics such as chronic illness, love, heartbreak, memory, and growing up with a blend of accessible language and rich metaphor.

Burning the Bacon: Poetry is an incredible poetry book that has made me fall in love with this genre all over again. The sad truth is that I do not read poetry books as much as I would like to, as many can seem impersonal, generic and generally do not move or provoke my thoughts. So as much as I love this genre! My faith in it has dwindled a little over the years. So when I read the description of Burning the Bacon: Poetry I was intrigued and knew I had to give poetry a chance again and wow, am I glad I did!

This is because Burning the Bacon: Poetry is a moving, unique and beautifully crafted poetry book written in a personal and touching way that will move as well as provoke your thoughts from start to finish. So if you are a reader who adores getting lost in memorable and captivating poems then please do have a read of Burning the Bacon: Poetry! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about this wonderful book! 

Burning the Bacon: Poetry, is a beautiful, moving and memorable collection of poems that will move, inspire and provoke your thoughts from page one. The author L. Austen Johnson in Burning the Bacon: Poetry, takes the reader on a journey through poems that explore many aspects of life, such as love, illness, heartbreak and so many more. This poetry book is unlike any I have read before as it feels personal and speaks to the reader on a more intimate level. 

There are many poems laced throughout Burning the Bacon: Poetry and there are many readers will be able to relate to and will be provoked by. My personal favorites were Known, Dear John and Nighttime Routine, all of which captivated me the most and made me re-read them multiple times! And that is the beauty of this book, it captivates you to re-read your favorite poems as well as leave you thinking of them long after, and that is why I implore you lovely readers to have a read of Burning the Bacon: Poetry!

Burning the Bacon: Poetry is full of poems that are exceptional as well as original and transfixing, and I know that they are because even though I have finished reading them all, I can’t stop thinking about them! That is when you know book lovers when you have found a sensational book and why I encourage readers to get lost in this book. Because to find a poetry book that can do this can be rare to find these days so do not miss out! 

L. Austen Johnson is a phenomenal poet who knows just how to move, inspire and provoke her reader’s thoughts and she does this with her well structured, but fluent poems that flow beautifully from beginning to end. Readers won’t be able to help but be in awe of the poems and how beautifully they read. They had me turning the pages with haste and that is a sure sign that Johnson is an incredibly talented author whose poetry book should not be missed! 

As well as this, L. Austen Johnson is a newly discovered poet of mine, but I wish I had found her work sooner! This is because it has been a long time since I have been so transfixed by poems so I am frustrated I only just now found Johnson’s work but also delighted that I did! 

To conclude, Burning the Bacon: Poetry is a sensational, unique, and beautiful poetry book that should not be missed, I, of course, have to award this stellar book five stars! So please, have a read of Burning the Bacon: Poetry and get lost in the captivating words of L. Austen Johnson and be compelled to read from the very beginning to the very end, you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!

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