-- Nancy Eimers
In this book Laura Donnelly explores "the principle of flickering": how, if we look at anything—or each other—closely enough, we might just detect a being in motion, a thing or a soul in the process of changing. If, as Donnelly argues, 'we move through this world in waves . . . / it's a wonder we cross paths at all.' And yet this is a book of crossings and encounters, observer with painting, musician with elusive notes, cloud shadow with wharf, lover with lover, the flickering of change—nothing holds still—and the loss and the beauty and sometimes the wonder of that. What an exquisite debut collection!