Book Review: ‘Psychaotic: See The World In Red and Black’ by Irum Zahra

Psychaotic: See The World In Red and Black by Irum Zahra is an up-front, deep and stark exploration into the complexities of emotion, and the issues that surround us. It’s an uplifting, charming and compulsive collection that tackles important subjects with naked and unfaltering strength.

Navigating easily the darkness, Zahra’s innocent yet powerful collection presents courage and honesty alongside such topics as heartbreak and depression – and in so doing, reveals a mighty and unforgiving foundation that is both simple to identify and easy to engage with.

Not afraid to reveal herself on the page, the poet offers her own insecurities and experiences with refreshing objective candour, and conveys an inspiring and unforgiving strength that is the basis of the entire collection.

Easy to read, Irum Zahra puts together a creative collection of poetry that is brave and brutal, blunt and beautiful, unexpected and unwavering. Covering a variety of topics and issues with a measured vulnerability, each poem is presented with inspiration, honesty and heart.

Constructed in a logical and musical format, Zahra plays easily with her media such that it’s a pleasure to witness her exploration of language and style. Largely free-style in format, the poet has a passion for words and an enjoyable fascination for poetic rhythm.

A thoughtful, well designed collection. I look forward to reading more from this writer.

NB: I received a free digital copy of this book for review.

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