Wilson’s seemingly quiet lines will haunt you, hunt you down in the middle of the night, and change the way you feel about peace and quiet….[She] gives us women on motorcycles, women on country roads, women on the verge of flight as we are delivered straight to the reckoning: what days and nights brought us here and what prices have been paid? This is a book that is in love with sound and precision in an organic, necessary way—giving us more and more faces to whatever can be called truth, giving us an astonishing range of play, tenderness, and brave voices—arousing us to our own desire.
In House Where a Woman, Lori Wilson asks how we find a way to see the ordinary world for the beauty that it can be–and how to shed the regrets over the past and the fears of the future that prevent us from living defiantly in a present that we have the power to shape for ourselves. These poems combine courage and vulnerability, the joys and sorrows of what it means to be fully alive.