Reviewed by Hannah Richburg (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite
Debjeet Mukherjee, the author of Voyages, is a young poet and photographer from India. He is passionate about poetry. This passion shows through his dedication to the art and his desire to help those who feel like they cannot understand the complicated nature of poetry. The poems in Mukherjee’s collection reflect both the beauty of life and the worldwide struggles that we face as humans. Mukherjee’s poems are filled with imagery that engages the reader and allows them to feel a greater connection with his work. Mukherjee's collection of poetry is taken from several years of his life. His most recent poems are at the very beginning, and his earliest poems are at the end.
Although Mukherjee’s goal in Voyages is to give people a greater understanding of the poetry that he loves, Voyages also allows us to have a greater understanding of life and hope. The poetry in this collection is absolutely inspirational and meaningful! It is charged with positivity and knowledge. The experiences penned in Mukherjee’s poetry are relatable to the universal experience of humans. Anyone can read his poetry and come away feeling connected to other humans. I enjoyed reading Mukherjee’s wide variety of poetry in Voyages, and I can’t wait to read more of his work in the future. I greatly encourage you to read this collection if you have struggled with understanding poetry or if you simply love the art. Voyages definitely leaves its readers with a profound appreciation for poetry and for the world around them.