Fields Magazine

I Love It Though, Alli Warren’s follow-up to her collection Here Come the Warm Jets (winner of the 2014 Poetry Center Book Award), attempts to let the reader in on her awareness of the natural beauty in a rushing, busy world. Determined to recognize nature’s worth while the grand machines of this world operate around us, Warren provides us with poetry that proves that the smallest interactions with the ordinary world can bring a whisper of hope to those who simply want to adore Earth’s extraordinary offerings.

Though many of Warren’s poems are short, each piece packs a dense punch that demonstrates Warren’s attention to her surroundings. At times, her poetry can be sporadic in its movement and focus, making the first read-through quite difficult to unpack. However, this book is meant to be read and re-read, upon which the collection reveals its theme: the importance of observation.