This is a dark and difficult collection of poetry and one which makes me feel squeamish inside. That, I think, is entirely the point. This is a book for children who are lost and abused—this is a book to make them feel heard.

The poetry itself is short, stark, and graceful. There is something wonderful in the sinplicity of the words that is spellbinding. I couldn’t stop reading until I got to the end and I was left wanting more. Amanda Earl is a poet of great talent.

A note on the binding: EthelZine and micropress do a great job with their hand-bound editions. It’s a lovely object and I’m very fortunate to have it.

Highly recommend this one, even whether it is a difficult read for spiritual reasons. Sometimes we all need to feel uncomfortable.

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