on Feb. 27, 2012 :
Having been lucky enough to return to school after nearly 40 years in the workplace, I’ve excitedly achieved my Associate Degree, and I’m now continuing the final stages, my last few classes, in pursuit of my Bachelor’s Degree.
The experience has been a complete thrill and an eye-opening, enlightening, and life changing experience beyond my wildest dreams. I have, however, been exposed to but a tiny fraction of the great writers of the eons as an English major this last ten years, attending part-time, but I have been exposed enough to know one of life’s master writers when I’m lucky enough to stumble upon one.
And Kimberly is one such amazing writer. She skilfully and empathetically carries her audience on an emotional roller coaster ride that quite literally leaves oneself absolutely breathless and educated all at the same time.
Lucky enough to study literature through many thousands of years, comparably, it has been a similar thrill to read and enjoy Kimberly’s writing. She easily compares with humanity’s most masterful writers throughout the ages with her powerfully unique, yet carefully nurturing style. Her amazing creativity is beyond comparison.
In my opinion her writing style reflects the future of writing for us; she’s clever, concise, never overly sentimental or annoyingly over indulgent. She takes us on a journey that is at once, troubling, tearful, empathetic, empowering, and often, side splittingly hilarious, all the while exposing the details of her life beyond what any typical writer, let alone human, would ever do.
I would heartily recommend her books of poetry to anyone, and don’t be fooled by her samples here on Smashwords, her depth and diversity far surpass what those samples would narrowly convey.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
on Feb. 16, 2012 :
What a journey? Touching, thought provoking, poignant yet inspirational. Try as a might, I cannot select just one poem as my personal favourite, not when the standard is this high. I have been able to narrow the list down to four, however. Finding the perfect words, another yesterday, your ego has no halo and pulling the trigger. Unnecessary poetry is a truly beautiful collection and I get the feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from this very talented newcomer.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
on Jan. 23, 2012 :
There is a line of reasoning that poetry grows from pain. Poetry enlightens, poetry stretches the imagination and poetry eases pain. You will find here on these pages, joy, tension, courage and wisdom. Challenge your senses go on a quest for truth. Expand your awareness go on a quest for good. Embrace this writing, advance your quest of beauty. Overcome your boredom.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)