TMW Book Reviews

Perspectives: A Book of Poetry by Glade A. Myler

Poetry is among the loveliest forms of expression. It exhibits ferocity, vulnerability, softness, pain, and more in the most implicit yet explicit ways possible. Poetry books aim to converse with their readers and make them feel exactly how the beauty of words is supposed to make them feel. Poems set off a magical connection that is often misunderstood by many.

It’s indeed a challenge to create such a work of art without keeping the readers confused. Perspectives by Glade A. Myler succeeds in doing so and offers us a deep escape filled with wonders and experiences, allowing us to reflect on life. Wisdom is easily accessed through Myler’s work, and it is what makes his piece a beautiful one. It is a must-read for people seeking answers through someone else’s eyes! The writer has stated in his literature that he desires for the book to be a journey for the reader as well.  He wants them to recognize they are not alone just by simply reading the poems.

Poems are meant to utilize words that can invoke stronger feelings but the poet did not fail to choose the ones that are powerful and still comprehensive for readers that aren’t poem connoisseurs. The message conveyed can still be reached by people who don’t have a vast vocabulary.

Overall, Perspectives is undoubtedly a book worth the purchase! It educates, inspires, and relaxes its readers just as it is for me. The book reminds us of how mysteriously flabbergasting life is. I know, for sure, it’s the perfect poetry book to read during our quick breaks in a day and to be read over again sometime in our life.

– The Moving Words Review

Official Entry: The Most Moving Award, Jan. 3, 2022

About the Author

Glade A. Myler, was born in Logan, Utah in 1947 and raised in Cornish, Utah. He currently resides in Carson City, Nevada and has been a resident of Nevada for over 37 years. He is married and has five children and fourteen grandchildren. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Utah State University in Spanish with minors in Music, English and German.

He speaks and reads four languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and German in that order of fluency, also reading and speaking some French and Italian. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University in 1981. He is now retired from the law profession. The author began writing poetry while in college. His hobbies include poetry, literature, gardening, music, singing and directing church choirs.

Visit the author’s website.