Poetry, chapbook, 48 pages, from Bottlecap Press.
Three Words follows the rise and (amicable) fall of a relationship, and all of the feelings that come along with it. the speaker considers love through heart monitors, flowers, coffee cups, and fireworks displays—without ever saying those three words aloud.
“Three Words is a poet’s dream to read with nods to various forms and styles of poetry. This chapbook journeys through the butteries of new love, the uncertainty of where love takes you, and the cliffs love falls to. Juliette is so intelligent and deliberate in her word choice, every word having a specific purpose. I feel like if I went to a coffee shop and read this chapbook, I would be immersed in the narrator’s relationship. Some poems will leave you pondering and rereading to reach a new perspective each time. Others, such as DTR, will connect straight to
your heart before you reach the last line. This genuine expression of dating tribulations is the book you want to cozy up to this winter.”
-Megan O’Keeffe, author of Cracked Open and Where I Ache
“A man unattainable, a relationship undefined, a love unrequited. This beautiful collection, born from the intimacy of words and stolen glances, immerses the reader in an honest tale of desire and secrecy though heartfelt verse. Juliette’s sincere storytelling and engaging voice makes for an enjoyable read and will keep you turning each page to delve further into the forbidden romance. Reflecting back upon her past lover as “a daydream / merged with memories,” these poems confess unspoken thoughts and hidden feelings of which those who
have experienced a relationship of equal parts excitement and uncertainty can relate, and those who haven’t will feel like they have within these pages.”
-Elfie, author of Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her? and How Will
I Sound When My Voice Returns?
Juliette Sebock is a Best of the Net-nominated poet and writer and the author of Mistakes Were Made, Micro, How My Cat Saved My Life and Other Poems, Three Words, and Boleyn, with work forthcoming or appearing in a wide variety of publications. She is the founding editor of Nightingale & Sparrow, runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste, and is a regular contributor with Marías at Sampaguitas, Royal Rose, Memoir Mixtapes, and The Poetry Question. When she isn't writing (and sometimes when she is), she can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz. Juliette can be reached on her website, juliettesebock.com, or across social media @juliettesebock.