All His Breakable Things
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"These poems are fresh as morning sunlight and excitedly alive. At the same time, they are haunted by the emotional weight of a father in prison, and of the resulting conflict between light and darkness that is, quite naturally, unresolved. Still, the poems are tender with neither sentimentality nor condemnation. Their search for answers is hard edged, and without a trace of pathos. Beyond sorrow, the poet's eyes are on 'a heaven I can touch: my dog on the couch, his warm body crushed against mine.' And in touching the 'heaven' of her earth, she heeds the call of her art and achieves this compelling chapbook."
--Grace Schulman, Recipient of the Frost Medal and author of Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage
"Sometimes life gives you lemons, and sometimes life gives you a father in prison. Jiordan Castle can make lemonade out of both."
--Joey Comeau, Author of Malagash and the webcomic A Softer World