For those of you who have never heard of Atticus, he is a phenomenal poet and Love Her Wild is his first book. Personally, I have to say Atticus is one of my all time favourite poets. His words have so much depth and meaning to them. They pull emotions out of you that you wouldn’t think yourself capable of.
I absolutely love the way the book is formatted. Most poetry books that I’ve seen tend to just be poems, one page after the other. In Love Her Wild, there are few pages like that. Most of the poems are paired with photographs, all following a common black & white theme. Surprisingly, this black & white theme only serves to compliment the poetry even more. The pictures don’t need colour, the colour comes from the imagination formed through the words. They’re absolutely beautiful for that very reason and many more.
I think one really nice thing about his poetry is that you don’t necessarily need to be able to relate to the subject he’s writing about in order to enjoy it. His words hold truth and emotion, which is all that really counts in the end. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t relate. You can and you probably will. Wether you share a dream like the ones they speak about in the poems or swoon over the sweet words & thoughts you long to hear yourself. This book is full of some of the most touchingly romantic poems, as if it wasn’t already alluring enough without them.
Atticus always writes about things that people are familiar with in one way or another. Love, heartbreak, friendship, self-care, etc. His words act as a medicine sometimes, to soothe over aches and pains. They work like magic.
This book in particular is as the title suggests. It’s about appreciating women and all they have to offer. If you’re a woman, you’re sure to love this book without a doubt; it’ll speak to you flatteringly. If you’re a man, take it from Atticus, he understands women in a way most don’t. But honestly, this book is for both genders. Because it focuses a lot on yourself as an individual as much as loving another.
If anyone were to ask me if this book is worth their money, my instant answer would be ‘yes’. Without any doubt or hesitation. And that’s because readers can benefit so much from the poetry inside, and if not that then the pictures at least. It’s like a therapy session. So, yes, this book is definitely worth your money. All things considered, it’s selling quite cheap for such a meaningful therapy item.
With that said, I’d highly recommend you get your hands on this book if you haven’t already. This book is absolutely incredible and I adored every single word Atticus wrote. As I’m absolutely positive you will too. Because let’s be honest here, who doesn’t love a little bit of magic?
With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flare, Love Her Wild captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love, a late-night drive singing along to a car radio, the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit, the simple pleasure of a good whiskey. Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few short lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure.
“So inspiring… if you have a flair for the fantastical, this poet is certainly for you.” — Teen Vogue
“In the simplest way, Atticus captures those little things that make life magic.” —Karlie Kloss