Letters To Jupiter by Lotté Jean

Letters to Jupiter


Genre: Poetry
Pages: 74
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Rating: 4.38 stars (goodreads)

Summary: Letters to Jupiter is a poetry collection that explores a tale of the fragility of the mind. With each poetic letter, written by an unknown narrator seeking to let go of the past, we see life at its darkest time, brightest, and examine how much a person can grow after a life-changing event.




This collection of Poems is about fragility, self destruction, self healing and love. You can see it in every poem in the book.

I’m not a big reader of poetry but i found myself drown into this collection because of a review i read (i’m sorry i can’t remember who wrote it and i can’t find it) and so i decided to give it a try.

I really love the way poetry is being written this days, i have an ongoing discussion with my mother whether poetry should rhyme or not. The way poetry is written these days is much freer than it was before and i feel it can express a lot more than it did before.

I love that this collectin was raw, and wasn’t afraid to show it.

Are you listening?

my soul burns for you

to let go

you must burn

rid yourself

of all the darkness

and learn

to breathe again.

I found myself in many of the poems, and i totally adore it. It felt a little too short for me, but i guess that’s waht the author had for us this time. I’m looking forward for more words from her.

I still wonder why the book is called Letters to Jupiter, which is really killing me… maybe i should try and reread it and see if i find something more. It is a very short book, but i’m sure you can find a lot of meaning in its words. I’m convinced i’ll reread it, one by one, poem by poem and give a complete meaning to it all. Or not. Who knows?

Overall, a short, touching collection. I gave it 3.5 stars.

Do you enjoy reading poetry? Or do you feel it’s more like work for school? Which kind of poetry do you like? Leave your comment down below!

6 thoughts on “Letters To Jupiter by Lotté Jean

  1. Lovely review! I enjoyed the book too!
    As for why it’s called Letters to Jupiter, I’m not exactly sure but I mentioned in my review that Jupiter is (astrologically) associated with healing and growth (sourced from Wikipedia) and the book does flow along those lines.

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