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Praise from Jive Magazine

"Each of McCartney’s poems reads as a unique experience, as unique as the objects she is personifying. Her language is concise and effective, providing the reader with a vivid and lyrical account of Prairie life, but not the same account that Wilder gave her reader. McCartney’s depiction of the Prairies reads beyond the lines of Wilder’s text in order to uncover the often disappointed (“Mary, Blinded After Scarlet Fever), restricted (“Pa’s Penis), and lonely (“Pa’s Fiddle Recalls the Nightingale”) elements that linger within the texts. McCartney gives her reader a varied and honest look at the Prairies that, as a result, reveals her breadth as a poet.

—Taryn Hubbard, Jive Magazine
Read the full review at Jive Magazine