Composition of a Woman

Composition of a Woman

Christine E. Ray / Sep 23, 2019

Composition of a Woman Christine Ray s debut poetry collection Composition of a Woman is an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of what it takes to make and sometimes simultaneously break a woman as strikingly powerful

  • Title: Composition of a Woman
  • Author: Christine E. Ray
  • ISBN: 0999079654
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Christine Ray s debut poetry collection Composition of a Woman is an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of what it takes to make, and sometimes simultaneously break, a woman as strikingly powerful as she is beautiful Split into five sections Nerve, Brain, Breast, Rib, and Blood , Ray writes about chronic illness, depression, love, loss, and identity Cover by Mitch Christine Ray s debut poetry collection Composition of a Woman is an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of what it takes to make, and sometimes simultaneously break, a woman as strikingly powerful as she is beautiful Split into five sections Nerve, Brain, Breast, Rib, and Blood , Ray writes about chronic illness, depression, love, loss, and identity Cover by Mitch Green Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 134 pages Published July 31st 2018 by Sudden Denouement Publishing More Details ISBN 0999079654 ISBN13 9780999079652 Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Composition of a Woman, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Task 24 ReadHarder 2019 108 books 15 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 44 Rating details Sort Default Filter Aug 08, 2018 Kristiana rated it it was amazing Since beginning Brave and Reckless in 2016, becoming a member of several collectives, a founder member of Indie Blu e and establishing herself as an editor, Christine E Ray s presence on Wordpress and online has been keenly felt It comes as a surprise then that Composition of a Woman is her debut poetry release However, every single page proves it was worth the wait.Ray s patience, passion and growth are revealed the further she pulls you into this book Her approach to a structure which res Since beginning Brave and Reckless in 2016, becoming a member of several collectives, a founder member of Indie Blu e and establishing herself as an editor, Christine E Ray s presence on Wordpress and online has been keenly felt It comes as a surprise then that Composition of a Woman is her debut poetry release However, every single page proves it was worth the wait Ray s patience, passion and growth are revealed the further she pulls you into this book Her approach to a structure which resembles her anatomy is ingenious and comes to reflect the woman, writer, editor and powerhouse she is Nerve is a hilarious and moving ode, if you will, to invisible illness For me, it meant this book was personal too I ve watched my own mother struggle with a spinal condition which isn t obvious to a stranger Therefore, my first thought when I heard Ray s experience with pain and mis diagnosis was I need to give this book to Mum , so she knows she isn t alone Brain, no doubt deliberately, made me think Safekeeping felt all too familiar and the final lines of Brilliant Madness made me consider the peril of an artist and their pain Often art and pain feel mutually exclusive At times we wonder where we begin and end jagged little pharma sitting on the kitchen table that may save my life but steal this brilliant madness Ray continues to speak to the soul in Breast, with absolutely beautiful pieces like The Attic Room, Amen and Saturday Afternoon Poetry From hilarity and darkness, we are given sensual and love sick We begin to understand the myriad of experiences which shape a woman One of those experiences is heartache and heartbreak as Ray shares the pain behind her Rib Chasing Sandcastles, Memento and the forlorn sigh inducing I Say That I Lost You I say that I lost you as though you were an umbrella that I carelessly left on the bus after the summer rain had stopped Ray does what every excellent poet must She writes from experience and yet writes your story as well That said, it is the closing section of this book which left me breathless Blood is a testament to all that has gone before Each body part and experience led to this denouement this showcase of a woman I know her now her pain, suffering, love and loss which is why Wonder Woman is filled with clarity Ray is a woman conducting an orchestra while openly admitting she isn t perfect There is dazzling beauty in her ability to lift your spirit and reach beyond the book, calling for your blood and belly fire Needless to say, I read this in one sitting and finished it smiling The final two poems resonate with every writer and reveal how much this book means to Ray how it truly was, worth the wait flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 04, 2018 Nicole Lyons rated it it was amazing Christine Ray s debut collection Composition of a Woman is an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of what it takes to make, and sometimes simultaneously break, a woman as strikingly powerful as she is beautiful.Christine Ray brilliantly split Composition into five thoughtful sections that work together beautifully to deliver the maximum impact of each poem while taking the reader deeper into a stunning journey of the mind, the body, the very soul of this person In Composition, Christine Christine Ray s debut collection Composition of a Woman is an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of what it takes to make, and sometimes simultaneously break, a woman as strikingly powerful as she is beautiful.Christine Ray brilliantly split Composition into five thoughtful sections that work together beautifully to deliver the maximum impact of each poem while taking the reader deeper into a stunning journey of the mind, the body, the very soul of this person In Composition, Christine Ray reveals so much of what we try to hide, and she does so while dancing between ruthlessly beautiful and heartbreakingly painful.While Ray s work is often merciless in its unapologetic, in your face deliverythe mean girls smelledlike cruelty mixed with uncertaintydisdain peppered with insecurityravenous hunger and envy What Little Girls Are Made Of it is never short of exquisiteshe brings black rosesand moonlightfireflies like stars in her skybare feet caress the dewy groundnight blooming jasminereaching up to brush her opal skin Black Roses and Moonlight nor is it ever lacking in white hot powerI will travel the ancient waysclothed only in my dark tressesmy alabaster skindon a crown of rose and poppytheir scent filling the airI will take back this nightshape its darkness with my handsmake it blaze with stars and moonlightcreate a road for my daughters and sistersto follow home Lilith Christine Ray holds nothing back when she writes about the pain of depression and a failing body She is raw and unashamed when she speaks to sexuality and the way society still reeks of misogyny and the absence of humanity But at her very best she is empowering, speaking to the brave and reckless women who she lovingly refers to as sisters Composition is a beautiful book that takes the time to acknowledge that while some of the weight we carry through life may not be ours to carry, sometimes carrying it is just as important as knowing when to let it all go flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 04, 2018 Rachel Finch rated it it was amazing This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Composition Of a Woman by Christine E Ray is a truly stunning read Right from the beginning, I was captivated by the way Ray strings her words together, each poem a smooth caress into the next I found her poetry striking, a favourite excerpt from Wish for Wings being how can mere bone bear this additional weight of a thousand feathers without folding to the ground Ray writes with a raw vulnerability and in equal measure an undeniable strength that inspires me to my core This beautiful Composition Of a Woman by Christine E Ray is a truly stunning read Right from the beginning, I was captivated by the way Ray strings her words together, each poem a smooth caress into the next I found her poetry striking, a favourite excerpt from Wish for Wings being how can mere bone bear this additional weight of a thousand feathers without folding to the ground Ray writes with a raw vulnerability and in equal measure an undeniable strength that inspires me to my core This beautiful book complements the human form and we are taken on a journey of discovery which highlights the complex nature of both femininity and how women are viewed within society today In this debut book of poetry, Ray s talent shines out from every page, her ability to deeply connect with the reader is especially clear in A Suitable Period Of Mourning where she writes I have never inked the names of my dead on my tender forearms in solemn homage the list too long to box with god a piece that deeply touched me and that I could strongly relate to As she walks us through the feminine form, all emotions and physical experiences can be felt through the pages, each piece touching a cord within me flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 06, 2018 Kindra Austin rated it it was amazing Christine Ray s poetry is the kind that leaves you quaking Her passion and honesty are both palpable I feel the roaring of her heart vibrating the walls of my veins Christine s debut is awesome in the truest sense flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 22, 2018 Candice Daquin rated it it was amazing Poet Christine Ray s first printed collection of poetry, Composition of a Woman Sudden Denouement Press, 2018 is a striking, fearless foray into the psyche of womanhood, both highly relatable and intensely personal for female readers and achingly candid and fascinating for male Ray has already struck her mark as a writer of substance with her blog, Brave Reckless and her involvement in the literary collective Sudden Denouement, but the bringing together of a cherished portion of her wor Poet Christine Ray s first printed collection of poetry, Composition of a Woman Sudden Denouement Press, 2018 is a striking, fearless foray into the psyche of womanhood, both highly relatable and intensely personal for female readers and achingly candid and fascinating for male Ray has already struck her mark as a writer of substance with her blog, Brave Reckless and her involvement in the literary collective Sudden Denouement, but the bringing together of a cherished portion of her work on the subject of the feminine experience, is a special treat, enabling us to appreciate her breadth of understanding and the humor and tragedy behind the female From the very first poem, in her trademark fashion, Ray describes modern womanhood thus there is an unknown thief black clad masked vigilante stealing into my nights The Body Politic In many ways this is a canvas upon which she has illustrated pockets of life in such ways I am afraid of disintegration I am routinely pricked with pins Vibrational Sensory Loss most of us have felt this way in today s world because of chronic illness and or stress or loss of identity and voicing those emotions is both necessary and difficult, something Ray excels at.Additionally this is the language of love gained and lost, thwarted and found, destroyed and remembered in a fantastical landscape symmetrical patterns captured briefly in the mirror before the spin of the wheel pulled us apart leaving our jewel tone edges aching from separation Kaleidoscope In this, the book has a lovely balance between literal and metaphysical suffering as well as being a testimony of a woman s walk through life, and her ability to survive the un survivable Ray s distinctiveness comes from her inability to turn away from truth, her proffered confessional, and the blunt, often beautifully crafted m lange of accents, emotions and voices that spill from her depths I have been waking in one of two states words pulling at me rousing me demanding Brilliant Madness Her voice is one many of us have heard at night, and been pulled toward, before holding onto a fragment come morning, she is at once, impossible to quantify and disarmingly real, her charm is in the rendering of a universal experience of life there is a point where the pain starts radiates out in a geometric arc compresses folds reconfigures me like an open fan Accordion Folds.The purpose of poetry is surely to form impressions of emotions hard to give words to The poet is a painter of lives, the reader finds themselves in those shades and it is that recognized quill and truism that draws us to the poetic form, so immediate and unadulterated beyond the confines of prose how many empty shapes have been etched on my soul like shadow like negatives of photographs from those who have been torn away Loss is an Ocean Therefore when a poet can become the photo album for a life time or a gender, they have successfully translated our unsaid experience, which is what Composition of a Woman does uncannily well I arise something new wipe the blood from my mouth spread fledgling wings and with the lift of the north wind I claim the night sky mine Raven.Christine Ray is woman poet of today s arrhythmic heartbeat, her transformation from within to without is best described in her poem Becoming a Poet, conveying how she was always struck by the juxtaposition of her physical body negotiating close suburbs, while her heart and mind wandered in the isolated wilderness while errant words and wisps of dreams and drops of feelings like rich, red blood continued to seep out of her For so long, woman s voices were repressed, by others, by themselves, by the system Poets like Ray are the new generation, they re not keeping quiet, they re dragging by the neck all that hasn t been said, all that is labeled shameful, and opening the cage doors After all, freedom is found in truth flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 22, 2018 Melody rated it it was amazing I sat in bed today and read Composition of a Woman from start to finish I literally could not let go of this book I savored every damn poem I tasted her tears I felt her anguish, her grief, her triumph I heard Christine Ray s voice I am done whispering p.123 , and it is a beautifully powerful one it is a voice that will not fade away anytime soon Ray has a brilliant ability to weave humor into her poetry, while conveying a powerhouse message Wonder Woman comes to mind I ve read th I sat in bed today and read Composition of a Woman from start to finish I literally could not let go of this book I savored every damn poem I tasted her tears I felt her anguish, her grief, her triumph I heard Christine Ray s voice I am done whispering p.123 , and it is a beautifully powerful one it is a voice that will not fade away anytime soon Ray has a brilliant ability to weave humor into her poetry, while conveying a powerhouse message Wonder Woman comes to mind I ve read that poem three times now, and each time I smile a little bit Ray s poetry will stick to my ribs and flow through my veins She has charmed me with her fierce warrior badass voice and I am hooked I see you yes, you poet you who lives behind the misty veil dwelling in the border between this world and a hundred other shadow worlds An excerpt from her exquisite Poet s Love Song And this from Loss is an Ocean how many empty shapes have been etched on my soul like shadow like negatives of photographs from those who have been torn away from this world from my life by the raging tides If you are a poetry lover this book absolutely needs to be on your bookshelf If you are not poetry lover, you just may become one after reading Ray s Composition of a Woman It is certainly a book that won t be forgotten Melody Lee flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 13, 2018 Alfa Holden rated it it was amazing Composition of a Woman is an incredibly crafted volume of poetic nuts and bolts.Read it slow, savor each piece, and let its strength empower you.This is a must for every poetic library flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 13, 2018 Amanda Coleman rated it it was amazing A lovely collection Christine s voice is honest, insightful, and empowering flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Megha Rani rated it it was amazing Christine Ray debut compostion of poetry is a candid and powerful glimpse into the essense of womahood The ease and the sheer brilliance she portrays in her writing is highly commendable The book is divided into five sections namely Nerve, Brain,Blood , Ribs and Breast Each sections leaves you in complete awe of her magical quill as she describes her struggle with her body which is heartbreaking and empowering at the same time.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to takes th Christine Ray debut compostion of poetry is a candid and powerful glimpse into the essense of womahood The ease and the sheer brilliance she portrays in her writing is highly commendable The book is divided into five sections namely Nerve, Brain,Blood , Ribs and Breast Each sections leaves you in complete awe of her magical quill as she describes her struggle with her body which is heartbreaking and empowering at the same time.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to takes this amazing journey into the pure essence of the womanhood and its struggles flag Like see review Jan 12, 2019 Stephen Fuller rated it it was amazing Poet s Love Song drew me into a world I am forever grateful to be a part of, the world of a woman named Christine Ray A world that is honest and frank, that speaks to our common humanity at the same time it tells us how we are different, but that within those differences we can now live with empathy and compassion Our journeys are different, true What defines my tale is unique to me But individual moments of my experience mirror those of others out there and remind me of the fundamental humi Poet s Love Song drew me into a world I am forever grateful to be a part of, the world of a woman named Christine Ray A world that is honest and frank, that speaks to our common humanity at the same time it tells us how we are different, but that within those differences we can now live with empathy and compassion Our journeys are different, true What defines my tale is unique to me But individual moments of my experience mirror those of others out there and remind me of the fundamental humility required to live a whole, honest life Christine teaches us this with her writing All of us have had parts of our bodies that have failed us and set us on fire in the presence of another hearts that have loved and been broken Some of us choose to explain these experiences with this mysterious process called poetry We choose to put our experiences into words that might go unread, but for those of us who read them and take the words out of the voice of the author and dare to mix them inside the voices in their own head we are truly rewarded by the experience of reading Composition of a Woman I am not a woman I cannot know what that experience is like But I am human, and when Christine writes about her experiences they connect to the common human experience and when you get that piece, you can read her poems about being a woman with greater compassion I cannot know what that experience is like, but I know what it is like to hurt and be hurt, to feel lonely and to feel wanted, to wonder if there is any point at all After reading Composition of a Woman, I can look with respect on the women s experience in the world and acknowledge the pain and the loneliness, the lusts and the passions as they are as human as my own, just very different Those differences matter, A LOT, but so do the samenesses matter Christine teaches us this with this beautiful book of poetry with the words of my favorite poem of hers I see you and you are beautiful Isn t that what we all want To be seen as who we are, whole and beautiful Read this book It is brilliant flag Like see review Alyssa Weeks rated it really liked it Oct 11, 2018 BarbedWired Heart rated it it was amazing Jan 14, 2019 Kassandra rated it it was ok Nov 26, 2018 Kate Young rated it it was amazing Jan 30, 2019 Nicholas Gagnier marked it as to read Aug 02, 2018 lymeiree marked it as to read Aug 06, 2018 Eric Syrdal is currently reading it Aug 17, 2018 Luna Valentine marked it as to read Aug 17, 2018 Jessica 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    1. Since beginning Brave and Reckless in 2016, becoming a member of several collectives, a founder member of Indie Blu e and establishing herself as an editor, Christine E Ray s presence on Wordpress and online has been keenly felt It comes as a surprise then that Composition of a Woman is her debut poetry release However, every single page proves it was worth the wait.Ray s patience, passion and growth are revealed the further she pulls you into this book Her approach to a structure which res Sinc [...]


    2. Christine Ray s debut collection Composition of a Woman is an extraordinary glimpse into the essence of what it takes to make, and sometimes simultaneously break, a woman as strikingly powerful as she is beautiful.Christine Ray brilliantly split Composition into five thoughtful sections that work together beautifully to deliver the maximum impact of each poem while taking the reader deeper into a stunning journey of the mind, the body, the very soul of this person In Composition, Christine Chris [...]


    3. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Composition Of a Woman by Christine E Ray is a truly stunning read Right from the beginning, I was captivated by the way Ray strings her words together, each poem a smooth caress into the next I found her poetry striking, a favourite excerpt from Wish for Wings being how can mere bone bear this additional weight of a thousand feathers without folding to the ground Ray writes with a raw vulnerability and in equal meas [...]


    4. Christine Ray s poetry is the kind that leaves you quaking Her passion and honesty are both palpable I feel the roaring of her heart vibrating the walls of my veins Christine s debut is awesome in the truest sense.


    5. Poet Christine Ray s first printed collection of poetry, Composition of a Woman Sudden Denouement Press, 2018 is a striking, fearless foray into the psyche of womanhood, both highly relatable and intensely personal for female readers and achingly candid and fascinating for male Ray has already struck her mark as a writer of substance with her blog, Brave Reckless and her involvement in the literary collective Sudden Denouement, but the bringing together of a cherished portion of her wor Poet Chr [...]


    6. I sat in bed today and read Composition of a Woman from start to finish I literally could not let go of this book I savored every damn poem I tasted her tears I felt her anguish, her grief, her triumph I heard Christine Ray s voice I am done whispering p.123 , and it is a beautifully powerful one it is a voice that will not fade away anytime soon Ray has a brilliant ability to weave humor into her poetry, while conveying a powerhouse message Wonder Woman comes to mind I ve read th I sat in bed t [...]


    7. Composition of a Woman is an incredibly crafted volume of poetic nuts and bolts.Read it slow, savor each piece, and let its strength empower you.This is a must for every poetic library.


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