Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Incandescent Visions by Lee Hudspeth (Review and Giveaway!)

Incandescent visions

This is an interesting collection of poems from a man in touch with his feelings, his creativity, and his inspirations.

Book Details:
Book Title: Incandescent Visions by Lee Hudspeth
Category: Adult fiction, 64 pages
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: George Lee Hudspeth Jr.
Release date: December 2019
Tour dates: Jun 1 to Jun 12, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 (some mild language - one religious expletive)

Book Description:
Having written numerous works of nonfiction, this is Lee Hudspeth’s debut book of poetry. Incandescent Visions explores the meaning of the human experience, as the author encourages his readers to ponder the universe and their place within it and to catalyze their own creative potential. From the sublime shores of the Mediterranean to the majestic expansiveness of deep space, this book contemplates nostalgia, perspective, and the gift of love. Through five short yet powerful, thought-provoking chapters of contemporary poems—and a dash of elegant, evocative haiku—Hudspeth takes his readers on a journey across the inner landscape of struggle, triumph, self-realization, and imagination.

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

Occasionally, I like to read poetry books. I was immediately attracted to the cover of this one and intrigued by the title. Incandescent. What exactly does that word mean? It's an adjective with two meanings: 1) emitting light as a result of being heated, and 2) full of strong emotion; passionate.
This short collection of poetry is divided into five chapters, each with its own theme. In the first chapter, the author introduces himself with poetry inspired by traveling. It was clear that Italy had an impact on him and I could relate quite well to the poem titled Farewell Italy for I have felt those same emotions every time I have left Italy to return home from my trip there.
Chapter two is about reflections. I enjoyed the poem Inspire Me Again because I too can get inspired by a handful of words on a folded piece of paper that's hidden in a quiet dusty drawer. The poem Mom, in memory of his mother, was lovely.
Chapter three focuses on darker themes, such as despair, fear, and self-doubt. But I still found the poems hopeful. Chapter four is about how we move around in the world. I liked Warehouse of Dreams. Chapter five is a celebration of all things. This section includes 12 haikus (my favorite type of poetry and then ends with three more poems, the last one a love poem to his wife. I loved this chapter the most. The author also adds some commentary at the end of the book on two of his poems, which did help me understand them better. 
This is an interesting collection of poems from a man in touch with his feelings, his creativity, and his inspirations. I enjoyed reading them and would recommend this book to lovers of poetry and creative writing.

Disclosure: Thanks to iRead Book Tours for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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Meet the Author:

Lee Hudspeth is a poet, writer, musician, and fellow human being. Incandescent Visions is his first book of poetry. He is the co-author of ten nonfiction books in the field of Information Technology. He has written articles for professional journals like PC Computing and Office Computing. He is the author of over one hundred articles in the online magazine The Naked PC, which he co-founded and co-published. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two sons, and their cat. Find out more about Lee, his books, and his music at

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

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  1. Laura, I appreciate you introducing my poetry book to your blog’s audience. Thank you for this opportunity and for the thoughtful reflections in your review.

  2. glad you enjoyed the book. interesting cover
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. Thank you for sharing this great book of wonderful inspirational poems.


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