I’ve never been one to read much poetry. However, when I happened across Drake’s work at a Barnes & Noble, I began reading and found it speaks to me in a special way. Drake has a way of weaving plain-spoken words skillfully through emotional thoughts and truths. Sometime after reading Beautiful Chaos, I learned that many of these poems are excerpts of stories the author has written. This is in part what encouraged me to keep a writer’s notebook. Even if a piece of something cannot be used as originally intended, it can be used.
Excellent for a first-time poetry reader, I find this book continues to appeal to me even as my enjoyment of poetry matures. I’m truly impressed with the author’s depth of feeling portrayed so simply. I look forward to reading more!
Highly recommended for anyone 17 and up.