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"Stellar" is an interesting as well as compelling book of prose poetry that encompasses the wonderment of love. Further, stories of romance, love, and tragedy are told creatively through the eyes of 107 poems. In "Stellar" one will have a chance to go on an odyssey of figurative language, and will also get a refreshing sense of the human condition that we all need, and yearn for love. In "Stellar" one will also have a unique opportunity to view emotionalism seemingly painted by the masters. In reality, however, these poetic words of distinction cannot fit on a canvas, but are to be read on paper, and enjoyed by you and your imagination.
�� Winner of the 2018 Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Poetry Category
☝ Stellar earned Honorable mention in the 2018 Los Angeles Book Festival.
☝Stellar earned Honorable mention at the 2018 Paris Book Festival.
☝Stellar also earned Honorable mention at the 2018 New York Book Festival.
☝Stellar won the 2018 Southern California Book Festival, Poetry Category
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2018
This collection of prose poetry by Hollingsworth seems to be directed around his relationships throughout his life.
They are filled with admiration of the ladies as well as hopefulness over a long- term relationship and yet they all seem to end in one way or another.
A few of the poems are about other ideals or beings he loves, but most of the grouping revolves around his past lovers or those he dreamt to love.
They are very thought provoking as a collection especially, as the grouping, is very telling of the loss of love and yet never the loss of hoping for the love that will stay for eternity.
The emotions of Hollingsworth are expressed well in his poem Christina, when he states, “Life without love; that has been my life.”
He never seems to hold blame for these women leaving, instead, acknowledges his shortcomings time and again, as in the words of his poem, Could Have Been, when he states, “So grand it could have been, but she choose a prince over a loving knight whose armor was as bright as their future once seemed to be. So grand it could have been; but a gentleman’s kind heart and love was not as attractive as the prince’s fortune and the prince’s palace in this great material world we live in.”
This is an interesting collection, I thoroughly enjoyed reading, and enjoyed the upbeat tone that seemed to swallow the misery of loss as if he understood that the future would hold yet another chance of the one who would be, forever his and right by his side.
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2019
“Stellar” by Kevin Hollingsworth, although not directly stated appears to be a collection of poems related to the admiration the author holds for the women he’s encountered in his life. The ones he’s loved, the ones that got away, and the ones who broke his heart. Beautiful, poetic language flows through the pages allowing every reader the opportunity to relate to the aspects of love described. This poetry has “heart and soul” which makes you crave the love, passion and desires the author writes about. This collection of poems incorporates so much of nature. For example, Hollingsworth writes, “The day was tired, so the wind ushered in the night.” Moreso, the figurative language, specifically personification, used paints vivid images for the reader, such as when it says, “Her innocence came and went as blue fire burned, and our bed trembled.” Furthermore, the author constantly uses the pronoun “she” for everything, even things in nature, or places, non-human. He creates this feminine appeal with a warm, nurturing feeling. It syncs to the soft, gentle, and poetic tone of the women being described in such a relaxed manner. This book teaches readers that love is a powerful and beautiful thing, but it’s hard to find and even harder to hold onto. Anyone can connect to the experiences written in this book. The author describes all the feelings associated with love: seduction and desire, patience and compassion, hatred and jealousy, and despair and loneliness. As one poem describes, this collection is a “beautiful ballad” and a “great symphony” to expose the power of love.
I have been a dreamer since I was born in N.Y.C. My dreams started September 20, 1968. I moved to Los Angeles, California when I was very young. I received my education in Los Angeles, and joined the workforce a couple of years after graduating college. I did not start writing poetry until later in life. Friends, and family really enjoyed the beautiful words I shared with them from my poems. So, I continued to write, and published my first prose poetry book "Wonders" in 2009. I published my second book of prose "Romance with A Touch of Love"" in 2011. The dreams kept coming; and I continued to be inspired to write beautiful words. I am honored to share these beautiful words with the world in "Stellar"...