Award-winning writer, teacher
and scholar

Wolf Lé

Marked by wide-ranging imaginative empathy and a cracklingly strong polyphony of feminist voices, this noctilucent collection achieves its ambitious objective of making visible "all the artistry of hauntings." Whether the speaker is a meteor-like ghost longing to "fall into you,"  a fairytale witch mulling on the societal pressures burdening both childless women and mothers, or a suicide survivor exploring the nuances of loss in the social-media age, these poems are rich with romantic lyricism, a wistful awareness of the "wetware churn of loss" and of kisses "returned, some years, some centuries too late." When you finish reading this chapbook, you, too, will believe that "The magic is in the living."

– Jenna Lé