Anchors & Vacancies by Kat Savage
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Release Date: June 30, 2016
Summary: Anchors & Vacancies is a 45 piece series originally titled “Left Atrium Anchors & Right Ventricle Vacancies” written in late 2014 and early 2015. It’s all the things we all hold onto, all the things we let anchor onto us, and all the things that leave us vacant.
My Thoughts: Anchors & Vacancies is a poetry collection which tackles the depth of heartbreak! The writing delivers such raw emotion as we follow a journey of heartbreak, loss + longing, and acceptance!
Ever year now, since about 2016 I’ve made it a tradition to have my first read of the year be a poetry book! They’re not only short and quick reads, but in general just always feel like the perfect reads to start off a new year!
Anchors & Vacancies had a fascinating summary and shortly after, made its way to my TBR about early last year. I bought myself a copy around March, but sadly never got around to it. Keeping that in mind, I knew this would be one of my first reads of 2018!
Savage portrays such deep emotion and the impact of loss through her words and it shows with each poem.
“There’s a certain kind of ache in the chambers of my heart…”
Told through 45 poems, we follow a journey through the trials of a love lost and how it impacts when one finds it difficult to let go.
While I could really understand and follow the complex web of emotion through each of the poems, aside from a few, many sadly just didn’t really connect or click with me on a personal level which made it difficult for me to find myself really immersed in some of the poems.
However regardless of that, I will definitely continue to read more of her work, because I really did enjoy her writing-style & found it to flow so well. She delivered such a complex stream of emotion with each poem!
Anchors & Vacancies is a raw and impactful collection of poetry that illustrates a love that has been lost and the journey one takes to heal!
Highly recommend this if your looking for a new poetry book to read! 📚✨❤