Rose McAleese is a poet and a filmmaker who was born on Halloween night in Seattle, where she was delivered by a doctor in a giant spider costume, which, so far, has pretty much set the tone for the rest of her life.
Strong. Female. Character.
This book marks McAleese’s graceful, first-time assent to the freezing of her kinetic verbal images into tomorrow’s bookshelf treasure. No young American poet more successfully balances naiveté against experience, transmutes cynicism with tinctures of romance, or armors her own tenderness with learned ferocity.