Kelly Michels' collection takes us to an amazing elsewhere that is both palpable and magical; incantatory, tragic, and beautiful. Beneath the swirl of linked images, the muscular movement and music of the language, throb the stories these poems undertake. The images and narratives catch the light as they turn together in unlikely yet nearly perfect partnership.
The journey taken here is harrowing, perilous, darkly graceful, and bears truth beyond boundaries. I would follow these designs on the world, these honed knives, these desperate memories anywhere.