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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Author:Jen Campbell
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  • Kirsty
    Apr 30, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

  • Janita
    May 21, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

    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. ...

    3.95* ...

    Saattoi olla vhn vr ajankohta tlle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehk). ...

  • Jill S
    May 23, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

    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. ...

    3.95* ...

    Saattoi olla vhn vr ajankohta tlle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehk). ...

    I loved Jen Campbell's short story collection The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, so I was eager to pick up this poetry collection. It covers the same sort of themes that Jen is known to love and be drawn to: queerness, bodies and bodily difference, what it means to ...

  • Bree
    Jun 06, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

  • Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)
    May 04, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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

    "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...

    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. ...

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

  • Elisabeth
    May 01, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

  • Jay
    Apr 26, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

  • Paul
    Jul 06, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

  • Kyra
    Jun 09, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

  • Holly
    Jul 06, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

  • Abby
    Mar 31, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

  • Dani
    Apr 14, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

    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. ...

    3.95* ...

    Saattoi olla vhn vr ajankohta tlle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehk). ...

    I loved Jen Campbell's short story collection The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, so I was eager to pick up this poetry collection. It covers the same sort of themes that Jen is known to love and be drawn to: queerness, bodies and bodily difference, what it means to ...

    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

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

  • Kate
    Jun 12, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

  • Yaiza Canopoli
    Mar 31, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Justyna Szumiec
    Jul 07, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

  • Anna
    Jul 03, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

    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. ...

    3.95* ...

  • Andreea
    Apr 23, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

  • Patty
    May 30, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

    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. ...

    3.95* ...

    Saattoi olla vhn vr ajankohta tlle kirjalle, katsotaan joskus uudestaan. (ehk). ...

    I loved Jen Campbell's short story collection The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, so I was eager to pick up this poetry collection. It covers the same sort of themes that Jen is known to love and be drawn to: queerness, bodies and bodily difference, what it means to ...

    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...

    Bizarre in the most glorious sense of the word. Like Jen, I'm someone for whom weird is usually always good. This collection is dark and twisted, whimsical and poignant. The joy and passion of wordplay for Jen is palpable on every page. ...

  • Jenny Cooke
    May 14, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

    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

    "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

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

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

  • Sarah D
    Jul 13, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

  • Abby Mycroft
    Apr 28, 2019

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

    ooooooooooft ...

    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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...

    It is very difficult for me to give this book any rating. I struggled while reading it. Mostly because of linguistic difficulties - English is not my first language and many poems are written in dialect. There were some poems I could grasp the general meaning of, there were some where ...

    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. ...

    Wonderfully strange! I loved that I needed to reread every poem, and that every time I read it it was different. ...

    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

    "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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    I have been following Jen Campbell on various social media channels for years. On those channels, she has been a massive advocate for poetry, regular showing the slim volumes that she gets from publishers and buys herself. She has also presented videos on where to start amongst many ot...

    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! ...

    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...

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    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...

    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'...

    The way her words swirl around the page to create such an incredible world is stunning. A collection of poetry I?d read over and over. ...

    Beautiful, whimsical collection that packs a punch and was everything I had hoped for. ...

    The reader is within the aquarium of the book, slowly walking past tanks of colourful poems, watching each one flutter and dart around the page, coming up for air; what's hiding there? You could lose yourself staring into Campbell's works. Full review here: https://kyrathomsen.com/2...

    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 ...