ARC Review — The Art of Sidewalking

  • Title: The Art of Sidewalking
  • Author: Cole Feldman
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages: 133 pages
  • Publication date: September 11, 2021

Thank you, Cole Feldman, for giving me an ARC copy of the book in exchange for a fair review!

The Art of Sidewalking‘s blurb lured me in after talking about seeing the mundane as art. Magic in everyday tasks is an interesting concept and relatable since there are moments that just make me…pause.

I like how simple art of the title—instead of the title itself—separates the book into sections. I hadn’t seen that before, and it works well with this collection. The book has ten sections from Kitchen, Sidewalk, and Big Sky. My favorite sections are Living Room, Street, and In My Head.

It’s exactly as the blurb mentions. It brings some profound thoughts to everyday activities. It’s primarily focused on city living when discussing the outdoors though.

I didn’t connect with some of the poems as much. Those seemed more surface level than I would’ve liked. I noticed this a handful of times throughout but not too many to mud the collection.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this collection, and I would read more from Cole.

Score: 8.3/10
Average rating on Goodreads: 3.57/5

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