I received a copy of Snails & Elephants from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are, of course, my own.
This small poetry chapbook is a quick read, but it’s incredibly raw, powerful, and relevant. Make sure to read this to be inspired and reflect on the little things.
Snails & Elephants Book Review
Snails & Elephants: a chapbook
Nicole Jean Turner is an artist from the Greater Boston area with an affinity for vignettes, napping outdoors, and conversations that confront the human condition. She writes in cursive to hide the butchered spelling that would otherwise raise suspicion about her master’s degree in writing.
Turner has authored two books, With Only Which She Could Carry: a poetry collection (UWA, 2020) and the crowd-funded chapbook, Coffee Stout and Rain Water (2017).
Turner has published individual pieces of writing and art in print, won awards for, and has participated in nationally recognized poetry slams and shows around the country every year since 2012. You can read and subscribe to her poetry at NJTPoetry.com
May 5, 2020
Why I Picked It Up
I was contacted by the author directly and I am so delighted! This was something I really needed to read right now.
Famous First Words
“I learned today a snail should be poked.”
Book Description from Goodreads
“Love in 2020 is a strange thing.”“Today I woke up and for a moment forgotthe world is dying”“somehow I’ve assumed the role of the guardianworried where they’re at and when they’ll get home.”