It is a testament to the author’s skill that she can write a modern love poem that is moving yet not maudlin, in the same way that she can depict personal tragedies again and again without undermining the speaker’s emotions or rendering them as overwrought. The lesson in smallness that is inherent in Slaughter’s work lies in this attention to the ordinary moments that make up a life, the small but grand details, characters, and emotions that can change a person irrevocably.
~ Annick MacAskill, Pank Magazine

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