★★★★☆ | This book is April’s Sapphic Book Club read hosted by @sapphicliterature.
Title: Lest I Know Your Weakness
Author: Taylor Ramage
Release Date: February 12th 2019
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!