Planting Gardens in Graves by R.H. Sin

Planting Gardens in Graves

From the beloved author of Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel comes the first volume in an all new series.r.h. Sin returns with a force in Planting Gardens in Graves: a powerful collection of poetry that hones in on the themes dearest to his readers. This original volume celebrates connection, mourns heartbreak, and above all, empowers its readers to seek the love they deserve.

Details Planting Gardens in Graves

TitlePlanting Gardens in Graves
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing

Reviews Planting Gardens in Graves

  • Joseph
    R.H. Sin has gained many fans over the last couple of years. His Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel sold out and copies were fetching quite a price. Sin made his name with short poems and used language to make words carry their maximum weight. Since the release of Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel two things have happened. First, there are collections of "poetry" flooding the market that are essentially cliches and platitudes, but nonetheless, have been rea...
  • Julia
    I was sent a copy by Andrews McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review 4.5 out of 5 stars I adored this so much! I am a huge fan of Sin's work and have read everything he has published. "Planting Gardens in Graves" was not a disappointment! His writing is beautiful and I can find myself relating to almost every single poem. To me, its so special being able to see myself in a book and have my thoughts expressed into poetry. I hav...
  • Fleur (FranklyBooks)
    edit: The author has denounced the idea that one of his poems is about suicide in my comment section so I've swapped the word 'suicide' with 'death'. He has brought to my attention that he has suffered the traumatic loss of his premature brother and that my interpretation of a poem about suicide is incorrect. I feel for him and hope he finds peace. However, I still stand by my first interpretation that the poem under my 'romanticising suicide' ca...
  • Chanel
    I received this as an ARC on NetGalley.I never really like this author's work, but every time I see a title on there for free I feel compelled to read it to stay justified in my opinions. However, for the first time (by some Superbowl Sunday miracle) this one was actually slightly better than the others. I appreciated that there were fewer pop poems and she poems, I appreciated that more poems had original titles rather than just time stamps or r...
  • Nashali
    and sometimes i think that this will be my fateliving a lifeclaiming to have lovedwhen all i've ever known is hate Maybe a 2.5
  • Caitlin
    I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Review originally published on my blog, Turning Pages.I’ve been in the mood for poetry lately. I follow poets on Instagram, and find so many new to me writers that I love. I found R.H. Sin on Instagram and liked some of the poems he shares on there. So of course when I saw this on Netgalley, I wanted to read it. Unfortunately, I was left feeling incredibly disa...
  • Mariah Nelson
    For the life of me i will never understand the hype behind this guy . he's so redundant and dry. And his whole "no man is worthy and every woman needs a guy like him" shtick is so disgusting. Who told him he was god's gift to women? After his first few books his themes became over used. I cant wait til this brand of 'poetry' dies out
  • Addy Gonzalez
    Actual Rating: 4.5The poems are short with some increasing in length. The wording is not too flowery or frivolous. They can be short and packed with a lot of thought and meaning. As the first work I have read from r.h. sin, I have to say I was not disappointed.I did feel that some poems were a bit repetitive as if he just rearranged the words to sound different, but that was not always the case. Some poems were repeats, but felt different in a wa...
  • Kate ♡
    I think this may be my least favourite of Sins work, however having said that I still loved it!This just seemed a bit repetitive at times. Still so, so good.
  • Nathaniel Darkish
    Kinda had some problems with this collection. Some of the poems were fine, some were pretty dang good, and both of those camps were primarily poetry dealing with personal topics. The problematic poetry dealt with the topic of women being mistreated/being in abusive relationships and the like. I think that exploring that topic would be fine for a male author to do, possibly in one or two poems, but considering that a good third of the book is deal...
  • Rachel-Morgan Di Stefano
    I am in love with his words.
  • Diana Gromkov
    entirely for the recently broken hearted. every single page were words I needed to read. it felt so personal to my own thoughts and feelings, and I reread many to full absorb their impact. but there was one poem that made me feel weird. when the author claimed woman needed to go to "men like him". it just was uncomfortable and weird to suddenly see that after pages of emphasizing the importance of self love, like why did the author feel the need ...
  • Soudha
    Overall, many readers will probably find this collection quite enjoyable. But while several poems here stood out for their beautiful prose, I did find that others fell a little flat. Despite this inconsistency in quality though, for the most, these poems remain very relatable, especially for readers who have also loved and lost significant others. I would have liked a little more complexity and depth in the poems though. That being said, I would ...
  • Victoria
    R.H. Sin was one of my favourite new-to-me authors in 2017, having read 2 of his whiskey, words and a shovel works - of which I discovered in Barnes and Noble in New York. Due to this, when I saw this available on NetGalley I was extremely excited to be able to review it and read it before publication, and especially see his growth. I adored his poetry and found this took a different turn to his previous works, this centred more on growth and per...
  • Nadine
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. r.h. Sin does it again... an incredible collection of poetry in this small yet powerful book. I thoroughly enjoy Sin's thought process and the way he looks at relationships and women through. It is a fresh view in the poetry scene (for me) as it comes from a male's point of view. This is interesting to me and I like looking at things in different ways. This collection of poetry re...
  • Ingrid
    ** An ARC is generously provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review **This is my first R.H. Sin book, so I did not know what to expect going into it. I picked this up because I have heard amazing things about this authors work.This collection of poetry is heavily focused on abusive relationships and past loves. I have never been in an abusive relationship, so I can not say if the poems were portraying it in a harmful way, but I liked a...
  • Tia Schmidt
    I actually don't despise poetry, but it definitely isn't my favorite. Especially contemporary poetry. Still, I had higher hopes for this collection since R.H. Sin is a well known poet and I had previously heard of his work. There were some great poems that I really enjoyed at the beginning, but near the middle of the collection it began to get repetitive. For the most part all the poems seemed to be about the same main topic. They were over simpl...
  • Rhiannon Rae
    Planting Gardens in Graves was a lovely collection of poetry that explored themes of love, hate, and loss. I enjoyed a few pieces thoroughly, most pieces somewhat, and some not so much. I would recommend this to Sin’s fans and readers who enjoy work like Milk and Honey. For readers who have dealt with heartbreak of this kind I know many of these poems will resonate more than they did with me. My biggest issue was the repetitive nature of the po...
  • Krista Dolan
    This is a book I could have benefited from having when I was 16-22! The collection of poetry is front loaded with repetitive ideas about finding peace with oneself rather than inside of an unhealthy relationship. There were many profound one-liners that resonated with me, but as the collection continued I felt that it became a bit overdone. I also think the collection could have benefited from categorizing the poems somehow into themed chunks; th...
  • Morgan
    God this is so melodramatic. It reads like a facebook status I'd post when I was thirteen. Not only that but a lot of the poems in here are beyond repetitive, I don't know how many times I've read about a woman fighting for a man who didn't care about her in this book. However because all of these poems are so extra it's good for a laugh. Me and a friend of mine enjoyed reading some of these poems out loud comedic effect. In fact I'd say it's so ...
  • Audrey
    This book made me...uncomfortable. The author made assumptions about women and most of his poems were written to women. But he isn't the right person to be telling women what to do and giving them advice. After he spends most of the book advising women to stay away from bad relationships, he tells men "to step up or lose their women to men like me." He makes himself out to be this prize and I just don't like the way he talks about women. I also f...
  • Morgan
    4.5/5 StarsI read an e-arc of this book via NetGalleyThis, in my opinion, may be one of the best collections of poetry R.H. Sin has put out to date, perhaps even the best. Sin's simplistic style of modern poetry is straight and to the point rather than being coated in sugary and flowery metaphors, while still packing an all-too powerful punch. Many of the works in this collection resonated with me far more than his previous works have and I would...
  • Margaux
    I am in a good place in my relationship but I felt empowered that if it ends I am confident I would survive it when I read this book. I have never heard of r.h. Sin before I read this collection of poems… I will buy all his works from now on. And I want the physical ones. They need to be on my shelf. A greater number of the poems in this book are for broken hearts. Even so, some of them can be connected with life in general.Can you please place...
  • Krys
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is my first time reading r. h. sin but I’ve heard the name a lot and a co-worker has highly suggested him in the past and she hasn’t led me wrong yet in poetry suggestions. Planting Gardens in Graves is modern poetry at its best. Sin looks at both how relationships can be good but also in the ways that relationships are ugly. I appreciated the approach of not all love is ...
  • Anna-Maria
    Somehow... I can't seem to warm up to contemporary poetry. Sin's collection is an extensive one and I loved the title as well as the minimalistic cover (just look at it!), but to me most of the poems sound like recycled run-of-the-mill text posts shared by teens on facebook. The major theme is breakup, but the patterns did get repetitive after some time, and I ultimately can't remember a single piece that stayed with me for longer than a minute. ...
  • Hillary
    I will start this review by saying that I won a copy of this book through a goodreads giveaway.I absolutely adored this book. It is full of poems that really open your mind and make you feel what the author felt while writing them. They re so thought-provoking and are beautifully written.Some poems spoke so much to me that I wrote down the page numbers for them and go back now and then to read those ones again.Beautiful words, definitely worth th...
  • Shari (colourmeread)
    I like Sin’s style of minimalist poems that pack a punch and while this book certainly contained ones I felt strongly about, it also became repetitive. This is better read in multiple short sessions but because I read it in one sitting, a lot of the poems started sounding the same. Sin touched on themes many readers could relate to. There’s love, heartbreak, abuse, feminism, and loneliness to name a few but I’d love to see him explore other...
  • Tien Brown
    This book was very enjoyable and the poems spoke to me in such a unique way. I love the way that the author addresses the readers in a very personal way. When reading it as almost as if the author was speaking to me. His views on life, mental health and relationships are very similar to mine so I could relate to this book a lot. Overall I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys poetry.
  • Rebekah
    Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy. I feel like too much of R.H. Sin's work is repetitive. I feel like he could branch out more from just talking about being hurt in past relationships, especially since he's happily married now. I used to be a bigger fan of his, but frankly, his books are just so tiresome now. It's probably because I'm in a much better place now.