Andrea Gibson is a strong person and an equally strong poet. I say that with conviction after reading this collection. A lot of her poems are on the long side for my taste (about 3 pages on average), but the ideas and language are there. She writes a lot about gender identity and sexual identity, which I really enjoyed but may put some people off. Her metaphors are surprising and fresh, and her subjects are raw and passionate. This is without a doubt a book I'll be reading again.