Dryansky never fails to bespeak the "preeminence of the body" nor to remember "the brain is wider than the sky." Thus here, before you, in your hands are judicious poems that reconcile the spiritual freedom of your spine and the presiding restraint at the doorstep of your brainstem. In this dance is a lyricism that feels gorgeously fresh: present always is a transported music and a deft eye that makes her poems, like that from the best of poets, feel sponsored by all of the natural world which she renders as exquisitely as she does her own life.
--Major JacksonThese bouncy meditations about the world "of inwardness and awkwardness" remind us that there are some things poetry gives us that other forms of writing can't. And yes it's intimacy I'm speaking of here, and the primacy of the individual's experience as she witnesses everything from a collective wind "singing in the mouths of birds" to the clear plastic tape on each six-pack of Fruit of the Loom. Read this book. It will make you feel better about your species