About the Book
Clementines on my Poetry Table is the third poetry collection by talented sixteen-year-old Harsimran Kaur. This book delivers fifty unique rhyming and non-rhyming poems that feature a range of themes from musings on childhood to environmental concerns.
(Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book from the author for review purposes. All opinions in this review are my own and are honest and unbiased.)
I agreed to review Clementines
on my Poetry Table because I wanted to read candid poetry that made me
feel. That’s exactly what I got. I was impressed by the depth of emotions
Harsimran Kaur so expertly evoked. For me, a large part of this work’s appeal
was the rawness and openness of the poems, many of which held powerful, admirable messages, such as to care for our world. While some wording felt awkward, I appreciated the author's style overall and was stirred by the
rich, stimulating, and sometimes dreamlike imagery she created.
This collection was aptly named, and the symbolism of its title became even more apparent as I progressed through the work. I read Clementines on my Poetry Table twice to make sure I absorbed it before I wrote my review, and, naturally, rereading it allowed me to discover new facets of it. I believe I’ll return to these poems again in the near future to see what else I can draw from them. I wholly recommend Clementines on my Poetry Table to any lovers of this art form, as it was a truly moving, thought-provoking read.
About the Author
Harsimran Kaur is a previously acclaimed, sixteen-year-old author of "The Best I Can Do Is To Write My Heart Out" and "I am Perfectly Imperfect," self-published at 14 and 15, respectively (written under the pseudonym of Harsimran Kaur Mand). She is an Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records record holder who has also contributed to several anthologies. She recently published her third book, Clementines on my Poetry Table: A Poetry Collection on 17 May 2021. She has written over 150+ poems till now. An English-language enthusiast, she is also a part of the prestigious literary forum of her city. She is currently a senior in high school and resides in India.