The Girl Aquarium

The Girl Aquarium

The Girl Aquarium explores the realm of rotten fairy tales, the possession of body and the definition of beauty. Weaving between whispered science and circus, these poems turn a cracked mirror on society and ask who gets to control the twisted tales hiding in the wings....

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Title:The Girl Aquarium
Author:Jen Campbell
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The Girl Aquarium Reviews

  • Kirsty
    Apr 30, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

  • Daniela
    May 09, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Janita
    May 21, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

  • Tamara
    Jan 18, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)
    May 04, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

  • Cheryl Poole-Musgrove
    Apr 30, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

  • Katie Lumsden
    Apr 11, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

  • Elisabeth
    May 01, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

  • Sharon
    Apr 30, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Emily Cait
    Apr 17, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Jay
    Apr 26, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

  • Abby
    Mar 31, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

  • Angela Groves
    Apr 13, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

  • Sarah5
    May 02, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Dani
    Apr 14, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

  • Anna (lion_reads)
    Apr 26, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

  • Kay
    May 09, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Mariana
    Apr 30, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Yaiza Canopoli
    Mar 31, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

  • Elysia
    Dec 19, 2018

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

  • Zara Stubbs
    May 04, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Andreea
    Apr 23, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

  • Zuzana Ludvik
    Apr 17, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Bryony
    Apr 21, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

    Saattoi olla vähän väärä ajankohta tälle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehkä). ...

    I really enjoyed this collection. It w was dark, twisty, feminist, queer, and a bit magical. I enjoyed the themes and issues explored and how the poems sounded and felt. Ultimately I did find the poems quite complex and the intent and themes hard to interpret (which isn?t a bad t...

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  • Jenny Cooke
    May 14, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

    A wonderful collection exploring twisted fairytales and deformity. I particularly liked Hello, Dark and I Heard She Had a Strawberry Heart. ...

  • Renee Godding
    May 10, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

  • Jayde
    Apr 24, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

  • Sophie
    May 08, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

  • Abby Mycroft
    Apr 28, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...

    I got this early in the mail and had to read it right away as it was one of my most anticipated of the year. This collection in three parts explores questions of identity and belonging, especially those from queer and disabled perspectives, through fairytale and freak show. It takes yo...

    Since I?m a fan of Jen Campbell on YouTube- BookTube I felt like I had a bit of a template to help me to understand a bit of her book of poems. I?m not very good at the craft of deciphering poetry however, I internalized the poems as dreams as fairy tales as personal anguish and as...

    An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again. Atmospheric, bold and original. Highly recommend. ...

    A beautiful collection of diverse and magical pieces! Keep going Jen...! ...

    My favourites were 'The Bear' and 'Hello, Dark' . I didn't like the poems written with the accent so much. ...

  • vgl3
    May 10, 2019

    Having loved Jen's short story collection and picture books, I was excited to read her debut poetry collection ? and it doesn't disappoint. Themes of bodily difference, feminism, and whose story ultimately gets to be told, all in lush and complex language. ...

    "Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon." 4.5/5 stars The Girl Aquarium by Jen Campbell was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, for multiple reasons. Not only did I love Jen?s previous works, especially her latest short-story collection The Begin...

    A really great read. I think my favourite poem was Angel of the North. ...

    ?Smash this circus to the ground. Howl fiercely at the moon? Jen Campbell?s The Girl Aquarium has a very distinct poetic voice. It?s like entering a dream where all the fairy tales, folktales, magical creatures, and children?s stories are participating in the same circus. ...

    I?ve been a big fan of Jen Campbell for a while, and when I saw her first full length poetry collection was being released I placed a pre-order immediately! For those familiar with Jen?s work, you?ll find the imagery and whimsy of this collection a familiar comfort, while also...

    Oh my goodness I can't believe that this wasn't already on my tbr, I thought I'd added it. This is one of my most anticipated book releases and I am so excited to have it in my hands ...

    There was so much I liked about this book: the rhythm, the imagery, the variety of poems. The language is quite interesting (many were written in a dialect). But I felt that I personally could not quite reach the "meat" of the poems. Still, I'm curious if time and other reading will br...

    Such a lovely collection! I loved quite a few poems in this little book. I found the organisation of it a bit distracting, and couldn't immerse myself in all the poems, but overall would definitely recommend it! ...

    This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year, so to say that I was excited to get it in my paws early is an understatement. I've been a lover of Campbell's works, particularly her poetry, since I first picked up her pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival a few years ago, and I'...

    3.5* This is really difficult to rate. On the one hand, I probably didn't get what most poems were really about, but on the other hand I was utterly captivated. I immediately reread some of the poems and I really enjoyed the rhythm and language. I'm intrigued by the idea of understan...

    I'm still not as good at reading and interpreting poetry as I'd like to be, so I often become angry at myself whilst reading poetry collections, but that's a me problem. I'm a big fan of Jen Campbell and this is another excellent book to add to her constantly growing collection. It...

    I am a fan of Jen Campbell?s writing and reviews, and was excited to dive into her first full poetry collection ?The Girl Aquarium?. As always, she cherry-picks language that fits comfortably yet thickly in the mouth - these are poems that sound best out loud, slowly savoured. I ...