This book is outstandingly beautiful. I read the first poem, then the second and the third, until it was midnight and I had finished the whole thing. I couldn't put it down. It's full of gorgeous, heartbreaking, brave, unflinching work. Few poets, especially first-book poets, are capable of writing as sonorously and rhythmically as she does. And the powerful music in her work is married to intellectual questioning. Some of my favorite lines, although they won't make much sense out of context, will give you a flavor:
"Once I was nothing: once we were one.
In the unborn world we heard the years hurtling past,
whirring like gears in a giant factory --- time time… Read more