In her stunning poetry debut, Pamela Hart concentrates on the fears and psychological battles suffered by parents, lovers, and friends during a soldier’s absence and return home, if indeed there’s a return.

Blending reality with absurdism and guided openly by a Calvino kind of logic, Hart reveals to us a crucial American point of view.

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Hart describes her own experience of having a son overseas, incorporating lyric meditations, photography, news articles, support group meetings, family interviews, oral histories and classic literature to construct a documentary-style narrative very much situated in the now.

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“Here, in Toadlily Press’ second collection, you will find four chapbooks of lyrical power, revealing and perceptive.” -Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa, winner of the Whiting Writer’s Award, American Academy of Arts & Letters Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship.