These brave and passionate poems are the work of a generous heart and a quick mind. Andrea Willison's beautiful volume shows a poet whose belief is in the power of community and of language to heal, to join person to person and thought to word. She is the one who will catch the language of our experience and make poems of it, make poems for us out of our lives.
She has a fine ability to summon a clear visual and emotional equivalent of these moments of connection: Another powerful set of poems strung through the collection speaks sometimes movingly and sometimes with a fresh, light-hearted wit and playfulness, of love between women.
Andrea Willison died young, and this strong volume is what she has left of her life, her mind, and her passion. Her poems speak all of our lives into being, in intimate connection with the earth and with each other. Here they are. Read them.
--Judith E. Johnson (Editor: 13th Moon: A Feminist Literary Magazine)