This Is Not a Spectacle by Isabelle Charlotte Kenyon

This Is Not a Spectacle

The extended version of This Is Not a Spectacle explores human curiosity towards strangers and investigates where curiosity becomes fascination with another’s grief or misfortune from afar. The poems range from my experiences of a car accident, my own fascination of others and strangers’ impressions of me. It is an expression of anger from those who least want to be stared...

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This Is Not a Spectacle Reviews

  • Katie
    This morning we are travelling into a poetry collection by Isabelle Kenyon, which is a social commentary on a number of people, and subjects - growing old, poverty, the Internet etc. What I loved were the sentences in the poems, which sometimes almost have the form of prose. Take this sentence for e...
  • A.L.D. Chalom
    As if you could flip a switch and simply step into someone else's world view, Kenyon takes us on a trip exploring duality, parallels and the pull and tug experiences between two worlds when you finally see both versions. I feel as if I'm in a stream of consciousness when I read the words - sometimes...
  • Bianca Bowers
    I discovered Isabelle Kenyon's poetry on Twitter, and I'm glad that I did. In her chapbook, 'This is not a Spectacle', Miss Kenyon takes the reader on a poetic journey into the social ills that plague the private and public spaces in modern society. From the street children in Mumbai with "balloon s...
  • Ashley Jean
    This collection of poems captivated me from the first section's lines: "when you want to know a stranger..."Kenyon introduces us to a range of people (from young teenagers to the homeless) throughout the collections' six sections. She offers her thoughts as a passenger, a pedestrian, a granddaughter...
  • Julia Cirignano
    Touch, feel, smell, and experience Isabelle Kenyon’s poetry. Within this collection, Kenyon is observant and confessional. While analyzing other people’s weaknesses and the way they give into societal norms, she also explores her own insecurities, which makes the reader like her. As a read...
  • cheyenne raine
    daily thoughts for poemsi enjoyed this collection for various reasons, however, i feel that there was “something” missing. and, i’m not sure why it felt slightly off, but it has daily thoughts and life moments spun into every page- so it was refreshing to turn the mundane and regular ...
  • Jill Jemmett
    I have never been a big fan of poetry. But when Isabelle Kenyon approached me to review her poetry collection I decided to give it a try, and it was very good.The poems are powerful and moving. They are divided into sections such as Homeless, The Care Home, and Hospital Rooms. They are all subjects ...

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