Reviewed by Poppy Johnson

In the Language of Women is a collection of wonderful poems that honors the voice of all women with a fresh take on what it means to be female around the world. Each poem is reminiscent of a short story and at the end, the reader will be left wondering about the subject of the poem, and will want to know more. Every piece makes it very apparent that the author has an appreciation of women in all settings, and all life stages.

In the Language of Women features poems from women of different cultures and various generations (daughters, mothers and grandmothers). The women depicted in the poems discover themselves, understand that they are the last of their clan and the next to die, travel to find an appreciation of the world, or speak from an inner voice which ties them to all women globally – in a type of shared struggle for basic survival.

The poems are separated into chapters with themes such as heavenly topics, lost voices, dreams, forgotten whispers and faith based poems. Many of these poems have an undercurrent of forgiveness and faith. Some focus on an uplifting message for those who have been in love or have seen the despair of war, or who have lived lives full of regret. I enjoyed reading each poem and believe other readers will get something out of these poems as well.

Rating: 5/5

After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Casa de Snapdragon. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.