"The accent of chagrin and desperation, both resolved and unresolved, is there--the sound of bitter thought, of meditation, of solitude, of the clear, disabused and unexcited mind... She has crossed the line, made the break, passed into regions of cold and larger air." Fellow poet Louise Bogan is quoted here describing Millay's work so compellingly, I simply can't compete. Sleep in, linger in the softness, and read this.
Stunning and emotional with a touch of magic, Tillie Walden's Are you Listening?, takes you on the run with Bea and Lou. Two unlikely friends who, with the help of a lost cat, find warmth in the midst of a Texas winter. CW: sexual assalt, grief