Ian Thomas Phillip’s first collection of poetry, “69 Poems,” marks the first publication for the twenty-two year old poet from Illinois. Written to express the often-conflicting nature of the world around us, “69 Poems” shares Ian’s thoughts and ideas after two years of “wading through life’s many mud holes” and includes a glossary of words not frequently heard in conversation.
Ian turned to the Helix Review to gain insight into how his first collection of poetry compared to the “greatest books and authors” and understand how his work compares to other ‘popular poets’.
How would you describe your writing style?
“Form and rhyme are the most important aspects of my poetry writing philosophy. Many poems are written in the spirit of satire.”
Why did you decide to submit “69 Poems” for a Helix Review?
“I am curious to know how my work might compare to the greatest books and authors of this and previous ages.”
How are you going to use what you learned?
“I learned how the topics of my poetry relates to the subjects that are popular among other authors. In considering my audience, I can compare the assessment of my work to that of what is popularly written about.”
What would you tell someone considering trying Helix?
“It is a helpful tool that can quantify the ‘uniqueness’ of your work.”
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About the Helix Review:
Back in May we launched an experimental new offering called Helix, and dubbed it The Personality Test for Your Book. Helix is powered by The Book Genome Project, a massive database of over 100,000 of the world’s best-known books. And basically, it gives you a way to upload your manuscript and get back an incredibly rich and unbiased perspective on your book.
Lulu authors are currently using Helix to gain a better understanding of their book for marketing purposes, and in some cases to gain insight into their writing style. For the first time, we’ve caught up with some of the earliest Helix Review customers to hear more about their book and writing style and what they hoped to learn from Helix.
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