‘What startles about these poems is their sheer intensity and their razor focus … They are gemlike in their compression, and in the way the poet concentrates the light – and darkness – of experience into a core of poetic energy … ‘
– Alex Skovron
‘McBryde’s poem threaten our cosy existence – like a footfall in the hallway when we are supposed to be the only one at home … A world where shivers flourish.’
– Peter Bakowski
As crystalline and arresting as shards of glass, McBryde’s poems menace and attract, luring us to those places where we are most vulnerable and aware.
A haunting collection.