Book Review: “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin”

Book nineteen of my 2019 Reading Challenge.

Terrance Hayes’s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

To give you a bit of background for this collection of sonnets, Hayes wrote them during the first 200 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Each poem is titled ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’ hence the name of the collection.

Each poem has its own unique story and meaning and sheds light on how Hayes interprets what has occurred during the presidency. I found each poem to be very detailed and very well put together. I am not a political person by any means. I learn what I need to know and I leave it at that.

I can’t say whether or not I’d recommend this collection of poems because even though I enjoyed the deep meaning and poetic writings I’m not sure how others would feel about the interpretation.

So this review is going to be short and sweet.

Stay tuned for the next review: The Silver Chair, book six in the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I promise this will be the next book review. I know I’ve been reading it for a while now but I am still determined to finish the entire series.

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