she is a rare experience published june 2021

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hemy ~
new school poet

A sublime collection of poems,

from a bold new contemporary voice from Australia

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she is a rare experience
(2021)

she is a rare experience is a work of contemporary poetry by hemy new school poet. The free-verse poetry focuses on exploring femininity and the female experience through the lens of the male poet. Essentially, the author seeks to connect with the female ethos and explore the depth and complexity of women. Through vivid prose, hemy explores a plethora of topics in an attempt to deeply understand the perspective of women. For example, spirituality, enlightenment, loss, angst, growth, ambition, and intimacy are just some themes explored in she is a rare experience. In the author’s apt words, this poetry acts as a “bohemian love song” to his muses.  Review by MarisaRose 

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Though "she is a rare experience" initially appears to be made up of easy, lyrical poetry, it quickly becomes clear that there is more substance and meaning to hemy’s words. For example, there is no concrete separation of poems, which adds curiosity, fluidity, and depth to the story being told: The work could be considered one long poem, or it could be considered a collection of many short poems. 

Online Book Club

9th of July, 2021

Reviews

An Inventive Lyrical Journey...

“she is a rare experience” is a unique and engaging work of art. The poems are lyrical and thoughtful, and the formatting tells a story of its own.

 

Highly recommend for readers who enjoy free-verse contemporary poetry.

Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2021

AMAZON Review

5 STARS 

hemy's progressive thoughts and everyday moments are captured in his unique 'new school' style of poetry. "she is a rare experience", is a delicately crafted, cross-pollination of poetic prose and writing set in sculptural forms. His muse is, in a sense, love itself wrapped up in this beautiful journey of exploration and sublimity of his 'other'. In my opinion this book is a contemporary, literary masterpiece.

I love it!

Jules L

Melbourne University

Australia

28th June, 2021

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Full Review

'she is a rare experience' is a work of contemporary poetry by hemy new school poet. The free-verse poetry focuses on exploring femininity and the female experience through the lens of the male poet. Essentially, the author seeks to connect with the female ethos and explore the depth and complexity of women. Through vivid prose, hemy explores a plethora of topics in an attempt to deeply understand the perspective of women. For example, spirituality, enlightenment, loss, angst, growth, ambition, and intimacy are just some themes explored in she is a rare experience. In the author’s apt words, this poetry acts as a “bohemian love song” to his muses.

 

Simplistic complexity is the best way to describe hemy’s work. Though she is a rare experience initially appears to be made up of easy, lyrical poetry, it quickly becomes clear that there is more substance and meaning to hemy’s words. For example, there is no concrete separation of poems, which adds curiosity, fluidity, and depth to the story being told: The work could be considered one long poem, or it could be considered a collection of many short poems. The poetry could be about one woman or many women. Similarly, the male lens through which the prose is written adds a mysterious element to the work, as the author seeks to understand the female world but can never quite grasp the experience in full.

This poetry is a delightful treat for readers who enjoy opulent vocabulary. Each word appears to have been thoughtfully selected, and the poet’s penchant for less-common language adds to the ambiance and curiosity of the poetry. The expert use of vocabulary is one aspect that really makes this contemporary poetry stand out from the genre. I was elated by the way hemy uses words to evoke emotion and a sense of place. For example, “traducian soul,” “audacious platitudes,” and “parlous, caliginous nights” are just a taste of the words one can expect to encounter in this stylistically motivated work.

Similarly, the entirety of she is a rare experience is a work of art. From the beautiful prose to the thoughtful selection and placement of each word and comma, the author takes the reader through a cogent journey of his experiences with and feelings about the female psyche. For example, formatting is a key factor in this reading journey. Each word is placed strategically so the poetry mimics arches and curves that could be associated with the female form. The feminine curves of the poetry create a liquid continuity within the narrative, mirroring the author’s fluid perspective about his muse, or muses.

Overall, she is a rare experience is a unique treat for poetry lovers. The thoughtful prose, formatting, and vocabulary work exceptionally well and lead me to rate ‘she is a rare experience' 4 out of 4 stars. For readers who enjoy contemporary poetry with interesting and less-common vocabulary are sure to find hemy’s work engaging.

 

Official OnlineBookClub.org review by Marisa Rose of

'she is a rare experience' by hemy new school poet

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'she is a rare experience'

'she is a rare experience' is volume 1 of a series of works that explores one man's poetic deep dive into the spiritual, metaphysical and earthly dimensions of the female psyche, form and soul. These words flow from the author's perceived inner truths disseminated from his attempt to discover the essential essence of a woman; expressed in layers of emotion, attraction, fascination and sublimation of his 'other'. Within these poems lies his intent to capture and express a more modern ideal of the relationship between the artist and his muse.

 

The work may be described as a somewhat indulgent accumulation of his reverence and adulation of the female exploding across the pages; an exploration of intimacy painted in words that have been individually and instinctively formatted and sculpted. The author seeks to capture the energy and imagination of his subjects and aims to replicate that experience for his readers. The poet's words delve into surreal, romantic, obsessional, conventional and mythic themes both figuratively and metaphorically. Whilst there is a subtle sensuality imbued and woven into this body of work, it is reflective and delicate in nature and steers away from explicit meaning. This is the first of a series of volumes of work, which will follow.

This new piece of work presents the author's interpretation of a real and imagined sojourn of moving though existential wanderings, devoid of time and space, but exploring places which are authentic and sometimes haunting. This narrative prose, set in philosophical tones and nuances, brings forth a poetic novel that lives on the edge of the author's existence, shifting sharply between reality and an existential philosophy. The poetic narrative is woven together powerfully and from the outset shares an urban nihilism of love wasted in the visceral kick and taste of it all. This is a man chasing down dreams in illusory places and experiences steeped in surreal mindscapes. This, the second novel from the author, takes readers on a metaphysical ride which promises and provides enlightenment; it is a journeying through and across this paradise, lost.

‘this paradise, lost’

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about hemy new school poet

Whilst I am a published writer of poetry and narrative verse, I am also a seasoned songwriter, playwright and musician. Beyond escaping into my creativity, I am an avid lover of nature and particularly enjoy surfing and kayaking around the rugged expanses of the coastlines in my home state of Victoria. I have a soft spot for Venus Bay where I head out into the waterways to get lost in the expanse of the estuaries of the Anderson Inlet Coastal Reserve. I currently reside in the leafy green wedge of the Shire of Eltham which I adore, but I have metaphorically left my heart in Stockholm, Sweden, which I call my second home.

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'she is a rare experience' by hemy new school poet, is a collection of free-verse poetry that explores one man's poetic deep dive into the spiritual, metaphysical and earthly dimensions of the female psyche, form and soul.