Victoria McArtor explores what could be a familiar landscape in her poems: the restlessness of a long summer, the boredom of yet another beach vacation. But these poems are startling in their freshness, their fragmentation, the way they open up the shell of their subject matter and explore the nuance and beauty inside. Something is always broken in the landscape of these poems, someone is always leaving. Yet the conversation that happens within these lines and silences uplifts, heals, calms.

– Julie Brooks Barbour
Poetry Editor, Connotation Press