A World Of Words

Collected Poetry Of Eath: Volume One

Poetry - General
244 Pages
Reviewed on 06/30/2015
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Author Biography

Rafael is an author, poet, filmmaker, actor and CG artist whose debut poetry collection A World Of Words won First Place for Poetry in The Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. A native of San Diego, California, Rafael works with his mother Lori R. Lopez and brother Noel Lopez at Fairy Fly Entertainment. He and his family are animal-lovers as well as Vegans. The Language Of Life is Rafael’s second poetry collection. The volume includes some poetry that he began writing when age sixteen to seventeen.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Coville for Readers' Favorite

In A World of Words, author Rafael L. Lopez seeks to introduce us to a myriad of poets who speak on the topic of writing, creating universes with a pen, and more. Over two hundred pages of poetry to sink your teeth into. Perfect for both readers and writers to enjoy.

This is a unique collection. All of the poets featured are imaginary. Rafael L. Lopez has created them for A World of Words, and this is a brilliant move. Why? Because he can explore varying poetry styles and topics as different fake authors. Plus, there are bios at the end of the collection for each poet, which becomes a sort of enjoyable novel at the end. So you get some well written poetry AND some flash fiction. It's a two for one! I rated this four stars because the cover is a dull point and some pieces in the collection are overwritten and felt like filler. And a collection is only as strong as its weakest piece.

Points must be awarded, however, for the creativity of creating his own year system and own locations in the bios. In talking about creating a world with words, Rafael L. Lopez really does create a world. It's like a class in writing with working examples strewn throughout. A reader could sit down and enjoy the collection for the good poetry it is. And a writer could sit down and enjoy the collection for the informational lesson it is. A most fascinating read that needs some work, but is pretty darn good overall.