Love Her Wild
Does this poetry live up to the hype?
In his first collection of poems, Love Her Wild, Instagram sensation, Atticus, explores love, adventure, the female spirit, and the comforts of home. The poems are broken into three categories (LOVE, HER, and WILD), but the romantic, nomadic, dreamy vibes extend from cover to cover. Although it is rated 5-Stars after thousands of online reviews, you can see people either love or hate the collection. There isn’t much gray area. So, where do I stand? As a hopeless romantic (and inspiring romance author), I adored it! As a scholar, I could see how it would be snubbed or could leave more to be desired, but if you did your research before purchasing, the brevity and style of the poems should have come at no surprise. Seriously—is there a Pinterest board or Quotestagram page out there without Atticus’ work featured?? My advice to the haters: burry your nose in some Pulitzer literature and let people like what they like!
What I enjoyed most about Love Her Wild is that the poems were inspirational to me as a writer. I could create an entire story in my mind from reading two or three lines of verse. Perhaps that says more about me than the poetry, but I know quite a few other collections/poets that have had the opposite effect–leaving me confused rather than moved.
My only harp is that the poems are untitled, so I cannot specifically reference the ones that stood out to me. I will add some of the page numbers from my favorites below (from the 2017 paperback edition).
I loved this collection and have already purchased The Dark Between Stars. I know I will go back and reread these poems time and time again—for inspiration and Instagram captions.
Romantics, nomads, wanderers, lovers…I highly recommend this gem of a collection.
Page numbers of my favorite poems (for now): 13, 15, 32, 37, 51, 53, *64, *65, 87, 88, 93, 95, 103, 106, *125, 127, 130, 136, *153, 155, 170, *175, 216, 221