an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom window during springtime reviews

" an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom window during springtime  harnesses the same simplistic beauty as spring itself. Poignant, graceful and imaginative; it’s like a deep breath of mountain air.”  —Colleen Brady

"an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom window during springtime harnesses the same simplistic beauty as spring itself. Poignant, graceful and imaginative; it’s like a deep breath of mountain air.”

—Colleen Brady

“Like a breath of fresh air, Cori Amato Hartwig’s an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom window during springtime brings invigorating resurrection to the juxtaposition of the human condition entangled in nature. The chapbook is an in-depth personification of the change of season from a highly respected dark winter, into a reminiscent spring. A sight for sore eyes in the most digestible read.”

–E.Y. Ruiz


“Ms. Amato Hartwig's chapbook left me at once charmed and spooked. ‘(dedication)’ sets us up to know that this is a collection hip to the unusual. Ornate, hallucinatory imagery eats up these small pages.”

—James Giffin


“Cori Amato Hartwig’s an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom window during springtime is a brief, yet full encapsulation of the nostalgic waves of spring that ignite the recall of hundreds of emotions and memories all at once. Her words remind me of the transformation of lion into lamb; this chapbook represents a type of self resurrection. Amato Hartwig addresses both the painful beauty and nostalgic whimsy of the changing of seasons within her impactful, memorable and beautiful ode.”

—Charlotte Coch


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“Cori’s an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom window during springtime and the things that come along with it display her true artistry and creativity. This chapbook pairs perfectly with the turning of the seasons to warmth or as a reminder of springtime when the rain is pouring outside your window. Either way, her words call down the suns rays and blaze them through the page with full force.”

—Chloe Adams


“Cori’s poetry has helped so many people find peace within their minds and with their bodies; as a wounded healer, she has a gift for condensing her experiences in such a way that they show readers the beauty in themselves. In an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom window during springtime, she does just the same—but with NATURE, something we can all touch. Go outside, lay down in the grass, and read this. You’ll smile.”

—Lizz Bogaard


“When Florence Welch said “there’s a special kind of sadness that seems to come with spring”, I Felt That. This aching juxtaposition of decay and growth is so hard to put words to, but poets have a way of digging deep into ache and it’s clear to me that Cori is a poet, to the core. I’ve turned her words over in my mind a thousand times, and I learn something new about the world and about myself with each one. an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom during springtime did for me what great poetry always does–it made my heart think.”

—McKenna Prynn


“Aside from being extremely well written, an ode to the sunshine through my bedroom window during springtime conveys a special feeling that I have never before seen put into words. The book is very impactful and I will definitely be purchasing more work by the author!”

—Lily Elliot