Rating: 4 out of 5

I’m still always taken aback by Dorianne Laux’s poetry. It has the ability to take me on a journey, to take me somewhere unexpected. I love that it’s straightforward. Or at least that I can read it that way. I don’t have to approach it like a cryptic crossword analysing every word and wondering what else it could mean.

In this volume, I put marks against the following poems:
- the life of trees
- my brother’s grave
- moon in the window
- facts about the moon
- her first
- afterlife
- cello
- the birthday party

Originally posted to my Goodreads account