‘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.

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