is mesmerisingly beautiful, and shocking in its intensity. This is already one of my favourite New Zealand books. It won’t make you feel better."
- Hera Lindsay Bird
"...beautiful, diaphanous and startling."
- Metro, June 2018
"...this book is equally emotional and insightful."
- Weekend Herald, March 2018
"The poet is honest and intelligent and the title poem marks a moving eight-page sequence...this is gorgeous stuff."
- Otago Daily Times, June 2018
"Therese’s collection takes you deep into personal experience...It makes you feel as much as it makes you think. It is a riveting read."
- Paula Green, NZ Poetry Shelf