Author: Pierre Alex Jeanty
Published: August 16, 2018
Publisher: Jeanius Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 192 pages
Topics Include: Love, Male Life Experiences, Advice, Self Reflection
Amazon Synopsis: HIM is a collection of "he-poetry" in a world of “she-poems” that tends to only refer to him when speaking ill. Through poetry and prose, Pierre wears his heart on paper and pens a tribute to men; their undelivered feelings, unrecognized strength, their loud silence, and their neglected complaints. HIM celebrates good men, their love, their worth, and their beauty. The characteristics that often fall into the shadows are now brought to life.
Pierre Alex Jeanty is a familiar poet that I have been told countless times to read. I decided to buy his book at Barnes & Noble because of his famous poetry books called Her & Her Part 2. Jeanty focuses on poetry that celebrates women and giving them advice but this set of poetry focused on men and celebrating men. Jeanty created a poetry book that is broken down into multiple themes surrounding men into an almost 200 page book.
My favorite poem:
“Maybe there is not a lack of
good men for women or good
women for men, but a lack of
people falling for those who are
meant to catch their hearts.
Somewhat like the good in this
world, the lack of it is easily
discovered by the eye; yet,
where it lies in abundance isn’t
given enough credit.”
Pierre Alex Jeanty is the author of Her, Her 2, Apologies I Never Said, and many other books that center around poetry. Him is a book that celebrates men and focuses on the experiences of men but also has advice for women as well. Based on the theme of this poetry book, majority of the poetry was for men but surprisingly I found some of the poetry to speak to women about men. The book is around 200 pages but spoken in a conversational tone about experiences that men go through.
The poetry gives an advice writing style for women and for men but speaks about multiple topics such as relationships, love, the male self esteem and more. While reading Jeanty’s book, I gained a new understanding of things that men go through and the issues that sometimes arise from a someone’s perspective when they’re looking for the right male partner.
The poetry was lengthy which is something that I enjoy it but I think that the book was too long because overtime it gave repetitive poetry and also seemed to change tone of the book because of the repetitiveness. I liked majority of the poetry because it gave men a voice and made me see things from the male perspective. But, there was poetry where it sounded like it was talking at me instead of getting me to see things in a different light.
I appreciated the topic and theme of this poetry because it was refreshing to have poems celebrating men. The poet did not leave out any topics but recognized that men go through the same issues as any other gender such as heartbreak, abuse and self worth. The poet made sure to acknowledge most experiences that men go through.
I think men would have related to this book more because of the title, the subjects and poetry overall. It was refreshing to read this type of poetry because it was coming from a different perspective. Overall, I think the poetry gave a nice modern take on the male perspective but it could relate to another reader better.
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