This is a luscious and beautiful book that you could pop into your handbag/backpack. It reminds me of a classy edition of Shakespeare's sonnets in size and tone.
Filled with colour illustrations by talented Melbourne artist Marisa Liistro that perfectly evoke the long hot steamy nights of love as well as the chilly, sad aftermath of broken hearts, it is very thoughtfully laid out and thus makes a nice gift to either yourself or a poetry-lover, or just a lover.
The author is an established artist in the electronic music scene and in this, her first published book, her experience in shaping words shines through. The same care in crafting the physical book has been given to the words within. The poetry leans towards prose, almost a stream of consciousness captured in little bubbles of experiences, feelings, textures and thoughts. No rhymey-rhymey lovesick sugar syrup here, her writing succinctly captures both the bitter and the sweet.
I can't wait to dip into this again, and eagerly awaiting her next work.