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Reviewed by Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers' Favorite
Jaffa Truex's collection, Poet King, is the telling of a long scale of haphazard emotions that we all feel as beings in the human race. For each poem there is a picture of either something concrete, a cartoon, someone in particular, or of clever dialogue that is easily appreciated. The poems total twenty-two pages and are digested quite quickly by the eye. You will find yourself questioning whether the words on the page are his, or your own, because they are so closely entwined with thoughts that we have all suffered through, at least with a few of the poems; others might not be as relatable as some.
I enjoy how the poet, Jaffa Truex, uses and 'unuses' the punctuation in the poems. There is a sort of fast paced, frantic, crazed style to the punctuation and also to the poems themselves. There were one or two words I found that made me scratch my head, because I didn’t know either of their meanings, but again a quick trip to Google and I’ve learned something new for the day. Learning new things every day is always helpful, especially when you are a writer yourself. The poetry, in my view, is akin to someone who is yelling at their own mind, at the world, at past loves. These are strong thoughts that are bled through a pen and onto the page. They are terrifyingly real and all but absorb into the reader’s skin as you find your way to finishing it; you are left with the itch of wanting more.