Wednesday, April 6, 2016

RI Author Feature: Announcing the Thaw by Julianne Palumbo

Synopsis: "A poetry chapbook about raising children in which their growing up is both celebrated and mourned. The progression of poems reflects the poet’s struggle to replace that precious act of raising now-grown children with something equally worthy."

My Review: This was a wonderfully sentimental collection of poems. While my little Munchkin isn't yet going to school, nor a teenager or gone away to college, I can still identify with the emotions throughout this collection. I enjoyed the flow of them, from memories of childhood, through teenage years of learning the separation, and finally into identifying yourself without a child. It is a great book for parents, grandparents or even those who wish to understand emotions of others better. I particularly enjoyed the poem entitled Snow Day as it applies to my life right now.
My Rating: I rather enjoyed this book and could apply several of the poems to my life as a mother and others to my life as a daughter.  The poems carry a lot emotion and each person can connect with them in a different way, whether you are a parent or not.  I give it a rating of Four Paws.
I have not had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Palumbo, I did pick up this book at a local bookstore that had a section set up for our local authors.
You can find out more about Ms. Palumbo's books on her Website, I will be featuring another one of her poetry books later this month.
You can purchase your own copy of Announcing the Thaw on her Website or Amazon.


  1. I'm so impressed you can read poetry. I'm not so good at understanding and appreciating poetry.

    1. It depends on the poetry, if it is really obscure with a lot of symbolism, I am not a fan. This was simple poetry and it was all things I could connect with.