Book Review: Coffee Days Whiskey Nights by Cyrus Parker

This is my first book by the author so I had no expectations. I am trying to discover poets that I like their work and trying to read through a diverse range of poets.

This was a quick read with mostly short poems on each page. I really loved the style and form the author used in writing the poems in this collection with the coffee (day) poems on white pages and the whiskey (night) poems on black pages. The poems have several themes such as relationships, love, heartbreak, self awareness, e.t.c. Most of the poems I loved while I didn’t relate with some but they didn’t keep me glued to the pages which I thought would happen after reading the first few poems at the beginning thus my rating. I am particularly intrigued by this form of poetry which seems to be more common these amongst young poets these days and I am eager to see how it will evolve in years to come.

If you are looking for a quick collection of poetry to read, this is may be worth your time.

Rating: 3 Stars

Published: September 8th 2020

Pages: 176

Genre: Poetry


The Author:

Parker   Lee

Parker Lee (formerly known as Cyrus Parker) is a non-binary poet and storyteller, as well as the author of multiple collections of poetry, including their latest, coffee days whiskey nights. Hailing from a small coastal town in New Jersey alongside wife and poetess amanda lovelace―as well as their three cats―Parker can almost always be found at home, not writing when they should be, drinking too much coffee, and pretending their kitchen is their favorite café.


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