A History of Kindness by Linda Hogan is a book of incredible poetry. The author talks about history, geography, animals, nature, war, love and everything that connects to the reader’s heart. It consists of five books and each book is unique in its own way. There is a beauty in the way the author weaves the words connecting the past, the present and the future.
The author who belongs to Chickasaw Nation speaks of their history and how their nation is destroyed in the name of war and modernization. These poems strongly speak how important our ancestors, language and culture are in shaping us.
Also, the poems shout out to the world to start working towards saving our planet and the living beings surviving on it. Linda remembers all the animals, bison, doe, deer, humpback whales, birds, and many more.
I thank Edelweiss Plus and Torrey House Press for sharing the ARC copy with me for review. This book is releasing on April 21, 2020. Poems like these are much needed in today’s world.