Poetry: "the princess saves herself in this one" by Amanda Lovelace

Adrian Liang on April 03, 2017

The princess saves herself in this oneWinner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Poetry, Amanda Lovelace's the princess saves herself in this one is a collection in four parts—the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. You write your own ending.




it was
while we were
drinking our
a tremble
in that
gravelly voice
of hers,
she turned
to me
& said
her last
dying wish
was for me
to spread her ashes
over the ocean
so she could
finally go

- a mermaid escapist



Amanda Lovelacegrowing up a word-devourer & avid fairy tale lover, it was only natural that amanda lovelace began writing books of her own, & so she did. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found waiting for pumpkin spice coffee to come back in to season & binge-watching gilmore girls. (before you ask: team jess all the way.) the lifelong poetess & storyteller currently lives in new jersey with her fiancé, their two moody cats, & combined book collection so large it will soon need its own home. as of 2016, she is working towards her b.a. in english literature with a minor in sociology. the princess saves herself in this one, originally published in 2016, is her debut poetry collection.


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