Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was a pleasant surprise! Narrative-based poetry, which are always my favorite, with a strong focus on empathy and understanding others. Biggest themes here are nature, people who are missing, escape artists/illusions and space.
There’s some poignant stuff here. Sometimes relatable, other making you go “huh”, in-your-face or riddled with symbolism.
In one word? Aching. That was the biggest feeling I got throughout this entire collection, reminiscent of Patricia Lockwood but more on the speculative side. Recommended!
Once They Sainted a Mermaid
The Current Will Push and Pull You
Grow Your Own Little Forest