Review: Lest I Know Your Weakness by Taylor Ramage // Or, You Liked Carmilla? Then Read Her Love Letters


★★★★☆ | This book is April’s Sapphic Book Club read hosted by @sapphicliterature.

Her name was Carmilla Her family was very ancient and noble Her home lay in my caresses and her promises could not offend my ear

Title: Lest I Know Your Weakness

Author: Taylor Ramage

Publisher: self-published

Release Date: February 12th 2019

Pages: 53

Genres: Poetry, LGBT

I love Carmilla! I watched the webseries. I saw the movie. I read the original novel. So, it is not a surprise that the existence of a poetry collection based on the story makes me pretty excited. And it’s an erasure poetry collection created from erased pages of the original Carmilla in a form of alternating poems between Laura and Carmilla telling the story of their relationship.

Erasure poetry is created by taking a fragment of text and erasing words until you end up with a poem. With Sapphic Book Club, we did “a challenge” and tried to create such a poem and it’s a really interesting process. I think it made me appreciate the whole books of those poems much more and I advise you to try as well!

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