Book Review: To Be Me by Michael James Kaiser
Publishing books for other writers/authors means that I get to enjoy reading great books in the process. When fellow poet Michael James Kaiser contacted me to help him publish his first poetry book To Be Me I was excited because I knew I'd be in for a treat. I had gotten a taste of his poetry some years ago on an online writing community called writing.com when we were both active there. I found it to be excellent and quite enjoyable. And I was able to connect to what I read.
After I received Michael James Kaiser's manuscript, before I even started formatting it, I began to read it and ended up finishing it in one sitting. I found myself being drawn in to every story that unfolded in his poetic creations. I was able to connect to his writing and feel every bit of emotion that he put into his work, in part because every piece he brought to life stemmed from personal experiences that I was able to relate to myself.
Michael James Kaiser bared his soul, never sugar coating anything. Every experience he shared in poetic form was real, the emotion raw and true. There were poems about love and heartache, longing and sorrow, poems about inner battles, poems about how people perceive you and what they think of you, all the things that I have been through myself and have written about too. Every poem I read had great flow and a rhyme that felt natural. A number of pieces even had a lyrical quality to them, which made me want to sing the words rather than read them.
I immensely enjoyed reading everything that was in the manuscript and was very excited to help Michael James Kaiser publish his book To Be Me. Now that his book is out I hope that others will pick up a copy and read it. He is a talented poet who is not afraid to bare his soul. His writing is impactful and deserves to be read and not just by poetry lovers but by anyone who's experienced everything that he writes about.
© 2015 Lena Kovadlo