Velvet Dragonflies

Narrated by Billy Chapata
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Pub Date 08 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 22 Nov 2022
Andrews McMeel Audio | Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Embark on a gentle journey back to self with this wistful and inspiring collection of poetry from beloved poet and writer Billy Chapata.
Cushioned with love and tenderness, breakout poet Billy Chapata escorts readers through the oftentimes coarse path back to self-love in his latest collection of poetry, Velvet Dragonflies. This collection is divided into five sections––“Viscose,” “Koigu,” “Damask,” “Charmeuse,” and “Landing”––with each section representing the evolving softness that is found when true, deep self-respect and acceptance is rediscovered. Much like his two previous works, Chapata writes words that will echo around readers’ minds long after they’ve finished reading.
Embark on a gentle journey back to self with this wistful and inspiring collection of poetry from beloved poet and writer Billy Chapata.
Cushioned with love and tenderness, breakout poet Billy Chapata...

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EDITION Other Format, Unabridged
ISBN 9781524877279
PRICE $8.99 (USD)
DURATION 1 Hours, 37 Minutes

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What a beautiful collection of poetry. This was full of inspiring and uplifting words that really resonated within me. Billy has a great craft! I enjoyed the audio because it allowed me to understand how Billy intended for these poems to be read and felt.

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Wow! I’m not really into poetry but this author is amazing. I have already ordered several books to pass out to family and friends. I throughly enjoyed this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone especially ones who could be struggling with life.

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Genuinely loved all of these poems. This is poetry I can read and re-read. It’s so good and relatable and it just can’t get enough.

I love that they are short poems and that it gets to the point. I loved hearing the author read the poems, I like that we can hear them how he wrote them.

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It's a lovely collection of poetry that reaches your soul. Will be adding it to my collection. Nothing like poems like resonate deep inside you, right?

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I loved this audiobook, the poems were very pertinent and the narration made it feel so personal being read to me.

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I feel like I am the billy chapata fan club. I can't get enough. I will never get off of billy poetry train. if you have never read him yet you MUST!

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This was a beautiful book of poetry. It gave me self help vibes. I loved that the author was the narrator. There were so many relatable topics that the author covered. Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Audio for the audio arc in exchange for my honest review.

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<i>Velvet Dragonflies</i> is a poetry collection centered on self-love. Billy Chapata, the author, does a fantastic job narrating his book. I would love to listen to him narrate any book! The poetry was full of affirmations, and I think younger millennials and Gen Z will most resonate with the language.I would especially recommend this book for young people who need reminders of their worth.

Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me an audio ARC of this book.

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Wow! For a shorter audiobook these poems really packed a punch! Hearing the author read this, rather than a different narrator, was so cool because it's truly how they should have been read. A lot of these stuck with me, and I feel like anyone would feel uplifted reading/listening to these. I'll definitely be getting a physical copy of the book so I can sink them into my brain more. There were several times one of the poems would stand out to me and I would rewind and listen to it several times to really let it sink in. Very powerful, indeed!

The audiobook has background music, which was cool at first (not used to hearing music in an audiobook) but I found it distracting the longer the audiobook went on. Overall, I really recommend this to anyone who's looking for a boost in self love!

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Excellent listen. I enjoyed listening to the affirmations. They were hard hitting and will be getting more books by this author.

4 stars

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"Silly me,
I was the right person for me all along."

5 Shining stars for this beautiful book! I LOVED it so much I wish I could copy every single sentence if it!

Thank you NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Powerful, insightful, and moving. Billy Chapata speaks to my soul through his art. Filled with messages of self-empowerment and self-actualization. Accompanied with upbeat rhythms and melodies that serve as a melodic metronome that harmonizes with the poet's messages of self-affirmation. I found listening to this album on my morning and evening walks therapeutic and enlightening as so many quotes resonated with my core and the subtle symbolism is the delicate brushstroke this poet practices. Thank you to the poet for sharing his messages and spreading love and positive energy. I look forward to hearing more of your art.

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While I always feel that poetry is subjective, I definitely feel that Chapata's work would appeal to many I know. I was moved, and listening to it as he narrated his own audiobook was almost hypnotic.

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