Love in the Age of Quarantine : Poetry
- Paperback | 182 pages
- 127 x 203 x 10mm | 186g
- 17 Sep 2021
- Katelyn Jayne Elizabeth Feltmate
"Love in the Age of Quarantine is a tidal wave of vulnerability. The collection had my heart beating fast as I saw her story unfold. Readers will relate to the emotions about being alone with your thoughts, forced to learn how to find your way back to yourself in unusual times. Feltmate's writing painted images with metaphors, nature, and dealt with delicate and deeply important themes of abuse, body image, and mental health. Over the course of the collection, we feel the toll of quarantine and the strength of finding ourselves again."
- Emily Stoddard
Poet/Writer NB, Canada
"Katie's work traces the healing path, arriving at the radical act of self-love by reclaiming a sense of empowerment. She skillfully extracts the pain and transforms it into poem. Writing into her vulnerability, through disclosure and exploration this work serves as company and shelter for those who have experienced the trauma of intimate partner abuse."
Author/ Poet Laureate of Halifax
"Stripped, sincere, and persistent in its pursuit of self-reconstruction, Feltmate's "Love in the Age of Quarantine" offers iterations of the extended process of facing aloneness, strength, love and recovery during a global pandemic. This collection contains candid recollections of intimate partner abuse, walls, furniture, and floors animated as witnesses. It demonstrates the doubt that exists within pain and the human tendency to undermine one's own grief out of shame."
-Abena Beloved Green
Author of The Way We Hold On and Ode to the Unpraised
"Katie's book is captivating and evokes feeling with each poem. She's put the moments we've all endured into carefully crafted words, making even the darkest of things feel beautiful. This book serves as a reminder of how much we all share and how small the differences are that separate us. The poems reignite the sense of humanity we may have lost with each other while also reconnecting you with yourself. This is definitely a read I will turn back to time and again."
-Alyssa, Verified Amazon Purchase
"Received the book today and could not put it down. Every emotion I ever felt in 2020 and more have been expressed so beautifully in this book. Katie really captured the highs and lows and of going through this life changing era. From the isolation, the heartbreak, loneliness, but most importantly the coming together of friends and family, healing and growing together. I feel both heard and empowered. Truly a piece of art."
-Shayna Vollans, Verified Amazon Purchase
"A powerful and thought-provoking account of the author's journey through loss and heartache to self-realization, expressed though beautiful imagery and metaphor. A must-read for all who have suffered through this pandemic, and a beacon of light to those who identify with the experiences and issues the author so bravely shares."
-Susan, Verified Amazon Purchase
"Katie illustrates navigating her way through ending an abusive relationship during a global pandemic, and how this experience allowed her redirect her love on to herself, and find beauty in the stillness of seclusion. Whether 2020 brought you heartache, loneliness, introspection, grief, self love, or new hobbies, there is something here for everyone."
-Rhiannon Martell, Verified Amazon Purchase