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
ISBN9781449487171
Author
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenrePoetry
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Reviews Planting Gardens in Graves

  • Joseph
    1970-01-01
    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 Sapphire
    1970-01-01
    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)
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Guiana {indefinite hiatus}
    1970-01-01
    lions.they threw her into the lion’s denand instead of feeling fearfulshe tamed the beasts — i amdisappointedreally, the only thingi liked aboutthis was thatthere was less misplacedlinebreaks and maybeeven a poetic feel toit but otherthan that...I've complained about this more than I should and that's how, more than often, R.H. Sin's poems are so fucking repetitive that it hurts. He writes quite a lot on the topic of heartache and the...
  • Caitlin
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Chanel
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Mariah Nelson
    1970-01-01
    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
  • Kate ♡
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Nashali
    1970-01-01
    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
  • Ariana
    1970-01-01
    1.5 starsOriginally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*My r.h. Sin saga continues. After reading A Beautiful Composition of Broken, things went even more downhill when it came to this particular collection. It started off well enough, with short but sweet, impactful poetry. Each poem had the nice flow and depth that he has always showed, and the way he words everythin...
  • Paola
    1970-01-01
    I love itI love everything about this book. It teaches you so much I feel like it makes you open your eyes it understands your pain. Buy it and read it and you’ll understand.
  • Addy Gonzalez
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Sandy Quach
    1970-01-01
    Some pieces were impactful, most I found weren't. Repetitive at times, unfortunately. Maybe I would change my mind if I were to come back to this book later.
  • Yemi
    1970-01-01
    It's a beautiful words will put you in so many emotion, remind you you can be strong and get over all the pain and the breakup.
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    "Baby focus on your goals these men are confused"I started off not liking this much at all but once I got past the fact that technically it's not poetry, I enjoyed the ideas and empowerment this book provides.
  • Samantha Ivy (SundressSecrets)
    1970-01-01
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  • Nathaniel Darkish
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Soudha
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Audrey
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Krystal
    1970-01-01
    Insightful! Another emotive collection of poetry! As before, I find that these can as easily describe the heartbreak of love as the shattered belief that white folx see the humanity in people of colour.
  • Steven
    1970-01-01
    Great as usual! Sin is a poet that is easy to like! Not the convoluted crap that so many aloof poets are trying to churn out! Not his very best volume but still damn good!
  • Monse's Manifesto
    1970-01-01
    I did find this collection incredibly repetitive and lost interest very early on. It's also not very deep and artificial. The words barely scratched the surface.
  • Rachel-Morgan Lanouette
    1970-01-01
    I am in love with his words.
  • Ava Tietze
    1970-01-01
    So glad i made the decision to read this book. I loved how this book took themes and ideas from many of my favorite poetry books, and made it into one. This book has everything you’d ever need. From feminism, heartbreak, all the way to mourning. Beautiful poetry that combines both short stanzas and longer ones to create a unique story.
  • Syd PW
    1970-01-01
    As my second book from Sin, I have to say that I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed how he got in depth with so few words. I also like that he explored more with longer poems, those were also good. Overall it’s a well rounded book about life which I found myself relating to.
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    His poetry all had a deeper meaning to them. Every word had some sort of impact. Truly they are for a more matured age.you were a disasterhidden beneath wrapping papermy own personal hellpresented to me as a gift
  • Ann
    1970-01-01
    A lovely little book; I truly appreciate the poetry even as most of them did not speak to me.
  • Briana
    1970-01-01
    The girl was going through a relationship crisis. Stuck in a love triangle feeling used, feeling worthless, feeling as if she is nothing because she was hurt by a man. Why do women get treated unfairly sometimes? Used as needed then thrown away. Planting gardens in graves simply means trying to find love doing your best and still getting hurt in the end.I liked the fact that I could relate to some things such as being hurt. It brings you in at ce...
  • tinas.books
    1970-01-01
    Simple yet so powerful poems! A total recommendation for everyone who adores poetry!
  • Kelvin
    1970-01-01
    I was hoping the poems of this author would be more of a man's perspective, turns out half of it went from lady's point of view. It still a good read though. Looking forward to more of his art.