Shake the Atmosphere
to Reclaim an Empty Moment

A gladly captivating enchantment of a first book, the writer Caroline Reddy gives us poems about healing and transformation after trauma. Reddy’s voice takes us from the rocket bombardment of a child hiding in a shelter beneath a building, to vivid personal incarnations of Zen philosophy as seen through the eyes of a martial artist, to the beguiling power of the feminine in relation to the natural world by a women casting spells over a fireplace in a dark forest; Reddy is always returning us to the tribal, the sacred dance, the ancient gathering places of human beings, places where healing and growth and understanding turn our outward darkness into inward brightness.