PositiveThe Write QuestionThese poems endure, as the poet has endured, loss and devastation—California wildfires, housing insecurity, the death of loved ones...The strength of this collection lies in its silence, its whispers, its defiant hope, a search for something more, something better.
PositiveLibrary Journal... not billed as poetry, but it’s not prose—it’s something very deeply embedded between genres. There are no line breaks, but there is lyricism and a poetic philosophy of the intimate relationship between things: tears, grief, war, motherhood, friendship, partnership, science, history. The literary world has already likened it to Maggie Nelson’s Bluets, but Christle’s work seems to me more delicate, as though each turn of a tear-soaked page allows readers the permission, as Christle puts it, to be held. And to be held by a book is, I think, exactly what a reader craves.