Praise for Woman in the Painting
Andrea Hollander Budy knows what to hold back as she lets us in. And so we willingly bring ourselves into her subtly registered emotional world. There’s a lovely blend of qualities at work here—an unsparing eye, and a heart that humanizes what that eye sees.
Budy’s impeccable conversational diction does what a poem should do: raises the hairs on the nape of your neck.