For most people, poetry is either a love it or hate it deal. For young adults, it can be a swoon – an escape and an expression of feelings that are inexpressible. One young reader of Janet Tan’s collection of poetry for young adults had this to say:
“I am not usually much of a poetry reader, a dull course in English literature at university having successfully quashed most of my interest in the form, but I gave it a try regardless. Unexpectedly I found myself enjoying the clever and articulate verses and rereading some pieces several times over. An expert analysis of the virtues of the verse I will leave to others, but perhaps my best advice is that young men pick this up for some insights into the hearts of young women and the joy, pain, hope and beauty that dwell there.”
On The Edge of Consciousness is available in print and eBook format from Amazon.