"YouTube Mastermind" Orion Carloto turns raw emotion into powerful, digestible verse in her debut collection of poetry.
Flux is a somber narrative, an ode to change, a collection of poetry and prose written from the many states of grief over a broken heart. With original illustrations by artist Katie Roberts, Orion Carloto creates a dream world for the brokenhearted and paints a whimsical picture around the themes of love, loss, solitude, depression, sex, nostalgia, and unrequited romance. Flux takes readers through a raw and sorrowful journey of each and every bitter moment of heartbreak. Forewarning, Flux is best read with a warm cup of coffee in hand.
|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Orion Carloto is a writer, poet, and influencer born and raised in a small town in Georgia. Popularly known on Youtube, Orion seeks to create a visual dream world for the lovers, the dreamers, and the brokenhearted. Growing up with her nose in a book and in her very own imagination, it came to no surprise that she wanted to write a book of her very own one day. Pulling inspiration from her personal adventures growing up, being in love, and the brutal pain of losing it all, she dug deep in her own woes and allowed the sorrows to fuel her writing. Orion now lives in New York with her feline lovers, Atticus and Lolita, and enjoys collecting mugs, baking sweets, sipping hot coffee, shooting with her film camera, French films, and the color yellow.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Last night, I was drunk on your words. This morning, I am hungover on your silence. Flux is a mix of traditional poetry and Instagram poetry with some diary-like entries thrown in. Carloto writes of a broken heart and the discourse that follows when someone leaves you. I didn’t care much for the one sentence poems that seem so popular these days, but I did appreciate a few of the more traditional pieces. I can see this striking a chord with the younger crowd; it very much reads like the experience of a first love lost.
One of my favorite books of all time. It quickly became a book I pick up regularly, even though I've already read it 10 times through. I'm even getting 'flux' tattooed on me
Flux is an outstanding piece of work. Orion really came into place publishing her very own thoughts and feelings. She has come a very long way in her life and just to see her prosper and do what she loves is heart warming. All in all, Flux is a piece of art work written by art work.