Review: Queen of Pentacles by Audrey T. Carroll

51wzw1kqlyl-_sx322_bo1204203200_Queen of Pentacles by Audrey T. Carroll (Choose the Sword Press, 2016)

Reviewed by Hannah Cohen

When looking through my tarot deck one night, I picked out the Queen of Pentacles card and thought about her meaning. When upright, she is motherly, down-to-earth, and warm—when reversed, she is a woman in a toxic environment, neglected and imbalanced. Her identity, along with all the good and bad it comes with, permeates Queen of Pentacles, Audrey T. Carroll’s first poetry collection about mental illness, being queer, and the healing (as well as the destruction) that comes from the feminine self. Continue reading