dear judas (dead letter #1)

dear judas (dead letter #1)

Dear Judas is the first chapbook of the dead letters series by Melissa Jennings. The chapbook is a stream of consciousness, containing 26 letters/poems addressing Judas, asking if he knew who he was going to be. The author explores their own experience of betrayal, regret, and asking whether people can truly be forgiven. Below is the book's content warnings - please practic Dear Judas is the first chapbook of the dead letters series by Melissa Jennings. The chapbook is a stream of consciousn...

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Title:dear judas (dead letter #1)
Author:Melissa Jennings
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1985303876
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:34 pages pages

dear judas (dead letter #1) Reviews

  • Ashly
    Feb 27, 2018
    "they looked at how you glowed, not how you were surrounded by darkness." I adore theology in every form, so the theme of this collection immediately piqued my interest. It's a unique chapbook with moving imagery. Also, the fact that this will be part of a series of "letters" is pr...
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    Jun 02, 2018
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    Apr 26, 2018
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    Mar 10, 2018
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  • Ashley Rose
    Feb 13, 2018
    Good read! This was a quick but enjoyable poetry collection. I could feel what the author was trying to us, the reader, in each of their pieces. They took such a unique topic for poetry and ran with it and I give Melissa Jennings all the applause on that type of creativity ...
  • Lexi Vranick
    Jan 05, 2018
    *I was given a PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (Thank you, Melissa!).* You know how certain books find you at just the right time in your life, delivering just the right words you need to hear? That is Dear Judas for me. I found myself in solidarity with the poet...
  • Caitlin Conlon
    Apr 26, 2018
    You can definitely see how much Jennings' writing has developed from their first collection to this chapbook. A really fascinating concept, to explore judas & what that means to us as individuals. I'm eager to see what comes next from this series, as this felt like a very personal ...
  • Amanda Butler
    Mar 18, 2018
    I had the honor of beta reading this book, and I am ecstatic to hold the complete form in my hands. Every poem Jennings writes holds a powerful journey. I?m looking forward to reading the rest of ?the dead letters? series and seeing where the journey treks. ...
  • Sabrina Rourke
    May 01, 2018
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  • Liv
    Feb 14, 2018
    full review coming soon. TW/ sexual assault, self harm, rape, assault ...
  • Leila Tualla
    Mar 04, 2018
    I enjoyed Melissa Jenning's debut collection, Afterlife. Admittedly, it took me a while to truly get into the collection's headspace. Dear Judas was nothing like that. If anything, I devoured this in a duplicitous people. This is a chapbook, so it's shorter, for those not familiar wi...
  • Gab
    Feb 08, 2018
    I was given an eARC copy of this book by the author. It will not change my opinions about the book. Thank you. Dear Judas is a collection of poetry addressing to Judas or to the epitome of Judas in each one of us. It's about Longing. Hatred. Falling in love. Love. ...
  • annika
    Mar 29, 2018
    I absolutely loved this poetry collection. It isn?t very long but the words had so much power ? I ended up reading it three times today. Definitely a new favourite. Very talented author, I'll certainly read more of them. Here are some of my favourite parts (although I loved it...
  • Helen
    Mar 19, 2018
    Firstly, I loved the concept of this chapbook - a short collection of poems addressed to a 'Judas' figure in the speaker's life, someone who has betrayed them. I think everyone has at least one person in their life who could be described as Judas - or perhaps has been Judas themselves....
  • Luna Valentine
    Jan 02, 2018
    I was given a free PDF copy of "dear judas" by the author in exchange for an honest review. "when you were born, did you know that you would be who you were?" this was phenomenal. every word seemed to be picked carefully and it's so beautiful the way the author conveys every emo...
  • Holly Walrath
    May 10, 2018
    Self-published and Glasgow-based poet Melissa Jennings? latest chapbook, Dear Judas (February 2018, available on Amazon), the first in their Dead Letters series is a relief for readers used to less-accessible poetry. Written in a stream-of-consciousness style, Dear Judas chronicles t...
  • H A P P Y ;)
    Mar 09, 2018
    Kindness; The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. What is kindness? Is it an action? A feeling? It?s a word, a word that can be beaten down and broken. When you say the word kindness, what do you think? Do you think of that time that someone held the door open fo...
  • McKayla Debonis
    Jan 02, 2018
    I am blown away. I can really see the growth in Melissa?s writing since their last book, they have really grown as a writer. This collection is so relatable. I hate bringing that word into my reviews only because I try going into each poetry collection with an open mind, each coll...
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    Apr 05, 2018
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  • Anne Chivon
    Mar 13, 2018
    " when I remember you, you are this faded dream - like when I've had too much alcohol - perhaps too much of you. but when I really remember, you are this walking nightmare that I cannot shake. " This was such a lovely read. It was one (chap)book I wasn't 'screaming' at, but i...
  • Mohan Gyani
    Jun 22, 2018
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    Oct 19, 2018
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  • Chris Duffy
    Dec 15, 2017
    An incredibly holistic, well connected collection, the theme was strong throughout. I couldn't put it down and read it all in one sitting. Would highly recommend. ...
  • Cynthia Anne
    Jul 02, 2018
    ?...you walk in my brain, newborn and holy...me keeping the dead leaves?? Chapbook size, first of series she has planned. Interesting concept and well written, very raw and at times disturbing. For those that enjoy dark poetry this is a gem! Bravo! ...
  • Marya Layth
    Apr 24, 2018
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  • Isabelle
    Jan 03, 2018
    I received a PDF in exchange for an honest review (thank you!) A collection which explores those who ?leave their mark on the world? ? a world soured by the presence of ?Judas? and memories which have been manipulated the reveal of by Judas? true self. There was a differen...
  • M.F. Yasmin
    Mar 04, 2018
    dear judas is a book you can carry with you, physically and metaphorically. Physically it is beautiful from the colour of the cover (my favourite colour, I might add) to its simple yet elegant design. The book is only so many pages long, but it holds a whole universe of emotion and tho...
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    Mar 15, 2018
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    Apr 03, 2018
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  • Mercy Ahiman
    Nov 24, 2018
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