This Is Not a Spectacle

This Is Not a Spectacle

The extended version of This Is Not a Spectacle explores human curiosity towards strangers and investigates where curiosity becomes fascination with another?s grief or misfortune from afar. The poems range from my experiences of a car accident, my own fascination of others and strangers? impressions of me. It is an expression of anger from those who least want to be stared The extended version of This Is Not a Spectacle explores human curiosity towards strangers and investigates w...

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Title:This Is Not a Spectacle
Author:Isabelle Charlotte Kenyon
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:B0777JWXYF
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:70 pages pages

This Is Not a Spectacle Reviews

  • Ashley Jean
    Dec 10, 2017
    This collection of poems captivated me from the first section's lines: "when you want to know a stranger..." Kenyon introduces us to a range of people (from young teenagers to the homeless) throughout the collections' six sections. She offers her thoughts as a passenger, a pedestria...
  • Jill Jemmett
    Dec 29, 2017
    I have never been a big fan of poetry. But when Isabelle Kenyon approached me to review her poetry collection I decided to give it a try, and it was very good. The poems are powerful and moving. They are divided into sections such as Homeless, The Care Home, and Hospital Rooms. They...
  • Katie
    Nov 07, 2017
    This morning we are travelling into a poetry collection by Isabelle Kenyon, which is a social commentary on a number of people, and subjects - growing old, poverty, the Internet etc. What I loved were the sentences in the poems, which sometimes almost have the form of prose. Take thi...
  • Linda Hill
    Dec 28, 2017
    All of society is laid bare in the poems of This is not a Spectacle. I really enjoyed reading this anthology. I wouldn?t say that the imagery and syntax are polished and refined, but that is the appeal of these poems. Isabelle Kenyon writes with a raw honesty that conveys true emo...
  • A.L.D. Chalom
    Nov 28, 2017
    As if you could flip a switch and simply step into someone else's world view, Kenyon takes us on a trip exploring duality, parallels and the pull and tug experiences between two worlds when you finally see both versions. I feel as if I'm in a stream of consciousness when I read the wor...
  • cheyenne raine
    Dec 21, 2017
    daily thoughts for poems i enjoyed this collection for various reasons, however, i feel that there was ?something? missing. and, i?m not sure why it felt slightly off, but it has daily thoughts and life moments spun into every page- so it was refreshing to turn the mundane and...
  • Julia Cirignano
    Dec 14, 2017
    Touch, feel, smell, and experience Isabelle Kenyon?s poetry. Within this collection, Kenyon is observant and confessional. While analyzing other people?s weaknesses and the way they give into societal norms, she also explores her own insecurities, which makes the reader like her. A...
  • Eden Sleepwalker
    Dec 26, 2017
    In ?This Is Not a Spectacle? the poet embarks on a quiet journey, walking amongst human lives, noticing, observing. The lyrical persona is curious and is present; witnessing details about people that mankind is unaware of or just never takes the pain to notice. "When you want to k...
  • The Lexington Bookie
    Nov 23, 2017
    Overall, I thought that these were well written and relatable, but as someone who doesn't read a lot of poetry, I'm not the best to judge. I liked a few poems more than the others- Cain and Letter to My Younger Self- but most of them I felt didn't leave the lasting impact on me that I ...
  • Bianca Bowers
    Dec 03, 2017
    I discovered Isabelle Kenyon's poetry on Twitter, and I'm glad that I did. In her chapbook, 'This is not a Spectacle', Miss Kenyon takes the reader on a poetic journey into the social ills that plague the private and public spaces in modern society. From the street children in ...