Author(s): Ashleigh Young
"I love every poem in it which makes it the perfect collection for opening up on any page. For a poet who says she and her friends are not people people, she writes very peopled poems, commemorating afternoons with friends, conversations with family, childhood habits and misconceptions, all the peculiar ways people find to be with each other . . . These are poems that constantly open up new ways for us to see each other." --Anna Jackson, poet
Ashleigh Young is a poet and a former editor at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. Her poems and essays have appeared in many print and online literary magazines as well as anthologies, including Best New Zealand Poems, Booknotes, Hue & Cry, Metro, Sport, and Turbine. She won the Adam Foundation Prize for her manuscript essay collection Can You Tolerate This?, and her essay "Wolf Man" won the Landfall Essay Competition.