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It Was A Return To Nature

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On a Fallen Wave is a collection of poetry about different places in the US, capturing a moment from each place. What was the inspiration for this collection of poetry?

The journey was the entire inspiration for the poems from people that I met to places that I visited. Everything revolved around reality.

How did you decide what cities and states to include in this collection?

Beginning in the east, it all unraveled west, natural as the course this country took in undergoing its creation. The decision was to stop down in Mardi Gras and then to tail it out west.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

There was a mention of fait accompli and some other material that stood out. More than anything, it was a return to nature.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I am working on a collection of my smaller works that I anticipate will be available sometime next year.

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On a Fallen Wave

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The book On a Fallen Wave by Benjamin Anderson is a collection of short poems distributed in sections dedicated to different regions of the United States of America, which include a series of poems named after their main cities and towns. In four to five brief verses, Anderson captures what he feels are key elements that describe each place. With an emphasis on landscapes for many of the poems, readers are treated to views of the mountains in Colorado to the California seaside and the forces of nature that preponderate in each region, and the sentiments that are evoked by them.

Benjamin Anderson’s poetry style is similar to the acclaimed author Rupi Kaur, known for her short poems on being a woman in present-day society. While Anderson’s object of interest is mainly nature – and, to a lesser extent, human relations – in this piece of literature, the similarity in syntax is noteworthy.

The Colorado and California parts in On a Fallen Leave are also worthy of mention. The Colorado section truly captures the beauty of the state’s national parks and mountain ranges that attract tourists worldwide. The part dedicated to California is rightfully the longest one, encompassing all the different geographical features, nature, and cityscapes alike: marvelous ocean views at the coast, arid desert areas, and poems on public-favorite national parks such as the Big Sur and Yosemite. Perhaps the only notable downside to this anthology is that not all American states and regions are covered, which might leave the reader wondering how the author would approach the natural beauties of their own state.

On a Fallen Leave is a beautifully written and well-thought-out collection of poetry that will take the reader on a tour of the United States to visit some of the most notable locations and some hidden gems that may not be publicized. Using poetry to take readers on this adventure is whimsical and captivating.

Pages: 86 | ISBN : 1736901931

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