The poems in Stephanie de Montalk’s new collection engage with the world as if through a window – cloaked, distanced, and guided by the movements of the seasons, the weather, and always, trees. As de Montalk seeks a cure to the life-changing limitations of her physical self, she finds something close to solace in dreaming.
These poems are always evocative, mysterious, reaching towards the possibility and hope of healing.
Praise for Stephanie de Montalk:
‘De Montalk’s talent lies in gentle satire, graceful endings and musicality . . . I was left with the impression that silences are what interest de Montalk most. What is unsaid . . . in the pause between stanzas as we digest what has gone before and in the dying away of the last line of a poem.’ —Paola Bilbrough, on Animals Indoors
'The book is political, fierce, open, buzzing with ideas about how the body treats the mind and vice versa. Books like this one remind us that we should never get used to anything.’ —Damien Wilkins, on How Does It Hurt?